Boehner supportive of Superstorm Sandy bill, says Rep. King

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If more than $5 billion in new disaster aid is needed, the spending cap from the August debt-ceiling deal would be exceeded. That could be controversial with party conservatives who resisted spending for Hurricane Irene in 2011 without paying for it.

BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner called Trump about signing government funding bill Ex-GOP rep jests he thought reporter's accidental text was a drunk text from Boehner Gowdy front-runner to be next Oversight chairman MORE's office has not confirmed that the Speaker in fact supports aid without offsets.

King, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said the bill could go beyond FEMA to include transportation and other funding.