Construction is seen underway in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough in New York

 
Construction is seen underway in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough in New York
Construction is seen underway in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. Republicans cleared the way for House action Tuesday on Hurricane Sandy disaster aid after the leadership stepped in to pare back scores of amendments that could have been problematic to passage. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER POLITICS)