(WPRI) - After avoiding last night's vote on a measure to bring relief to areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, House Speaker John Boehner has postponed it once again.
Lawmakers from areas along the East Coast are particularly frustrated, but confident that federal funding will soon be available.
According to Boehner, the vote was delayed to ease conservatives that are already antagonized over fiscal cliff negotiations.
Eyewitness News had a chance to talk with Representative David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island), who called the delay "disgraceful."
"I don't know what was in the Speaker's head, why he decided not to take the bill up, but I think we should have," he said.
Boehner promised to hold a vote before January 15th. In the meantime, the debt ceiling deadline is now less than 2 months away.
Four of five town councilors are facing a recall election in Exeter.
State police are trying to determine why a 32-year-old woman who died after being struck by two vehicles on Route 6 in Yarmouth was walking on the highway.
Providence police are investigating a reported stabbing that happened early Sunday morning.
A house fire in Tiverton is under investigation after firefighters responded to a late night blaze on Main Road late Saturday night.
The city's Holiday Happenings Parade carried holiday cheer down County Street, as well as a local couple made famous by CBS's Amazing Race.