Boehner supportive of Superstorm Sandy bill, says Rep. King

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 Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism 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.