U.S. Senate to vote on Sandy relief package Monday night

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The U.S. Senate is schedule to vote on the Sandy aid package Monday night.

Assuming the proposed $60-billion project gets the green light, funds will be pumped into projects that — first and foremost — will protect the coastal areas of Long Island and New York City from Sandy-like storms in the future.

Monies will also go toward fortifying roads, rebuilding beaches, raise damaged houses and shield home and business owners.

Senator Chuck Schumer is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to begin work as soon as possible.