The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow houses
of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy to receive federal disaster aid
from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The House voted 354-72 for the bill, which now goes to the Senate.
Houses of worship would be added to the federal government's list of
private nonprofit organizations eligible for FEMA aid to help rebuild
under the measure. Critics said it goes against the constitutional
separation of church and state.
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