Wow.Peter King R-NY, slamming his Republican leadership for callously refusing to bring #sandy bill to floor.— Jim Himes (@jahimes) January 2, 2013
"I'm saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds, because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans," King said on Fox News.
"There's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: The House majority and their Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerThe Trail 2016: GOP stages of grief John Boehner to attend GOP convention Trump snags third House committee chair endorsement MORE," he said. "Last night, my party was responsible for this."
The House adjourned after passing a tax bill late Tuesday, and the new session of Congress will convene Thursday at noon. Following criticism, Boehner announced two votes on disaster relief, one Friday and another Jan. 15. Democrats such as Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) praised bipartisanship for the results.
Updated at 5:21 p.m.