Reid: Senate to prioritize action on Sandy-relief bill

01/22/2013 | Roll Call (free content)

Legislation to provide about $51 billion in aid for states affected by Hurricane Sandy will be prioritized even though Senate rules, including possible changes on the filibuster, haven't been finalized, Majority Leader Harry Reid says. "The Senate will help our fellow Americans continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy before another similar disaster strikes," Reid said. "Once we complete that vital legislation, the Senate will take action to make this institution ... work more effectively."

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