One U.S. Senator from Mississippi voted in favor of having more than $60 billion go toward federal disaster relief.
Republican Senator Thad Cochran voted for senate passage of a $60.4 billion supplemental appropriations bill Friday. It will be developed to fund Hurricane Sandy and other federal disaster relief needs.
The bill, approved by the senate, also includes provisions based on the Disaster Recovery Act to improve federal responses following major disasters.
This bill was introduced last September by Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Cochran.
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