Obama signs off on $9.7B Sandy relief
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from superstorm Sandy.
The White House said more than 100,000 flood claim payments from Sandy would be delayed without the additional money.
The House has yet to act on a larger, more comprehensive Sandy aid package. Republican leaders did not bring the bill to the floor before the last session of Congress adjourned.