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Bid to link fishermen’s aid to Sandy bill fails

WASHINGTON — The House Rules Committee late Monday rejected an effort by three Massachusetts congressmen to attach aid for fisheries to a relief package for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Proposals by Representatives Edward Markey of Malden, William Keating of Bourne, and John Tierney of Salem would have included between $111 million to $150 million for fisheries across the country in the emergency spending legislation. The proposal did not specify how much money would have gone to Massachusetts.

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