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WASHINGTON — The House passed a $50.5 billion disaster relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, 78 days after the storm began pounding the Northeast.Lawmakers voted 241-180 to approve the final bill, which includes $17 billion in emergency spending and another $33.5 billion in an amendment from Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey.”People are hurting,” Frelinghuysen told lawmakers on the House floor.
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