Amendments Threaten to Stall Sandy Aid

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(R-L) U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) speak to the media about the Sandy aid bill.

House lawmakers are filing multiple amendments that have the potential to sidetrack the $50 billion Sandy relief package ahead of the House vote on Tuesday.

House members filed 70 amendments ahead of the Friday 4 p.m. deadline asking for the costs of the aid to be off-set by cuts in spending elsewhere.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly unpacks the amendments and tells us what it means.