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Sandy Disaster Aid Votes Set In U.S. House: Peter King

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. walks to a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Ja
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. walks to a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, was infuriated when the Republican leadership decided late New Year's Day to not vote on aid for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday on a downpayment for federal disaster aid related to Superstorm Sandy to be followed later in the month with a vote on a larger chunk of funding, Representative Peter King said on Wednesday.

King, a Republican from New York, which was hit hard by the gigantic storm, said House Speaker John Boehner has promised a vote on Friday on $9 billion in money for the federal flood insurance program to help victims.

Another vote - on the remaining $51 billion in aid - would come on Jan. 15, King said.

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