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.

Boehner'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.