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Throughout the day and as we've talked about you know throughout the day and throughout this hour this fiscal cliff -- the big story the market rally associated with it.
But I'm telling you that's another huge story that's developing on Capitol Hill.
And it's about the bill that was not.
Voted on the bill for hurricane sandy relief.
There was a vote expected last night but it never made it to the house floor now president Obama's come out urging Republicans in the house.
To have a vote today on a relief package for her consent.
With us now is in New York congressman Republican Peter King from Capitol Hill and I still should identify -- that way in all seriousness right constant king as a Republican.
Yeah -- I mean because I'm Republican I'm a real Republican on the national security Republican Homeland Security Republican.
And also someone who believes that the federal government has a major role to play and occasionally natural disaster you my you Republican voting record is.
A lot more loyal than many other people and -- -- the Republican Party at times I think Republican Party is left me when I saw what happened last night.
Okay but just cleared up before we talk -- the changing parties -- -- -- no -- what I've said though is not I'm not at all but I to have said that anyone from new York New Jersey -- contribute.
To be national congressional Republicans -- what happened last night.
This crazy and these guys are always coming into New York raising money.
They have people like governor Chris you to go around the country raising money for them and that we get treated like guests for not a Republican but I I would be looking at every vote.
On the basis now not a party loyalty there's the party was not when I needed from my constituents who are suffering and that you sovereign is immeasurable.
Now I know what's happened last night to this this your caucus and in.
Speaker of the house is Republican John -- -- majority leader Eric Cantor we thought there was going to be a vote from what you've been told him behind this -- I'm sure -- asked a lot of questions what happened.
Or -- trying to figure out I can tell you that the majority leader Eric Cantor.
Who's -- -- -- in good faith though weak and I think you can continue to there was some good faith we have the legislation drawn.
It was -- come to a vote yesterday than we were told it was coming up this morning.
I knew was going to provide the full sixty billion dollars in two amendments 2733.
Billion dollar amendment.
Gonna head up everything -- ready to go and then we started hearing rumors last night.
That there wouldn't be votes today that a vote wasn't gonna come up we -- -- and he said as far as you know was still coming up but parents speak to wouldn't given the green light.
We have -- -- don't worry just wait till this report voters over.
We've talked then and then we started just hearing different things and we couldn't in this -- down.
Final vote comes and goes to speakers gone and her he told one -- -- and his aides that the of the bill was helpful and that's I found out about.
All right two part questions and wrap it up as you gotta go the second congressman -- Do you think or do you go.
Anything about it may be a possible vote today and then what do you say to some of the conservative arguments that have come up that say.
Boy we just voted on this fiscal cliff feel it didn't have any spending cuts and couldn't stomach and another vote on spending and that some of the members of the New York delegation -- was just brought up to me it's apparently.
You know look at this fill up with -- pork is there any truth to that.
-- that is that is absolute -- absolute -- whatever it was -- that bill that was considered walk.
Was put in other states who's put in the senate that was all taken out.
We gave Governor Christie Governor Cuomo Mayor Bloomberg.
-- -- total breakdown of the Republican leadership we were told that was satisfactory because -- question to answer that there was no walk I would are involved in -- how to tell the truth.
Pocket and no vote that you know of on the schedule for today -- not here you know -- I was -- produce -- hundred people missing to have -- -- uncertain -- -- congress Mormaset.
Congressman that's our congressman king from Capitol Hill will stay on this and we'll talk against and thanks for coming up right panel thank you aren't back to.
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