UPDATE: US House of Representatives passes partial Sandy relief bill
11:35 a.m. EST: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to provide $9.7 billion in funding for the National Flood Insurance Program for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The bill is the 1st part of a $60 billion package that the House will finish considering on Jan. 15, NBC News reports.
The bill now goes to the Senate, which plans to pass the bill by unanimous consent in an effort to send the bill to President Obama as quickly as possible.
10:27 a.m. EST: Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a partial relief bill for victims of Superstorm Sandy. A vote is expected this morning. Watch the proceedings on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, joined by other New York area-lawmakers, express their anger after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the previous term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy’s victims in Washington on Jan. 2, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)