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$50.5b hurricane relief package reaches Obama

Senate passes bill despite GOP debt concerns

WASHINGTON — Three months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Obama for his signature.

‘‘I commend Congress for giving families and businesses the help they deserve, and I will sign this bill into law as soon as it hits my desk,’’ Obama said in a statement late Monday.

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