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Conservatives try to cut Sandy aid

WASHINGTON — House conservatives opposed to more deficit spending tried Monday to chip away at the $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package by requiring offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts and by stripping money for projects they say are unrelated to the Oct. 29 storm or not urgently needed.

The push by budget hawks for amendments sets up a fight with Northeast lawmakers in both parties eager to provide recovery aid for one of the worst storms ever to strike the region as the House moves toward expected votes Tuesday.

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