(WUSA/AP) -- President Obama is urging House Republicans to act on Sandy aid "without delay for our fellow Americans." In a written statement, he says that many people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are trying to recover from the storm and need "immediate support with the bulk of winter still in front of us."
The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure Friday to help with recovery from the storm. The House Appropriations Committee drafted a smaller, $27 billion measure, and a vote was expected before Congress' term ends Thursday at noon.
House Speaker John Boehner pulled the bill on Tuesday.
Many representatives are upset about the decision to skip a vote that would send more aid to Superstorm Sandy-stricken areas.
Rep. Steny Hoyer from Maryland argued that lawmakers must not walk away from Sandy victims. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. from New Jersey claimed members of the House are politicizing a potential vote on Sandy aid. Pallone says this type of bill should not be political.
As for the representatives from New York, they are calling the decision a "betrayal."