The House may have voted on a fiscal cliff deal before it adjourned, but one thing is didn't act on was a bill offering $60.4 billion in disaster relief to areas hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are expressing frustration with the Republican-controlled House over the missed vote.
"I can't remember the last time we had a very serious storm where we did not act. This Congress is apparently leaving town without responding to that emergency," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said.
"Anyone from New York and New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News. "What they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans."
But a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said the Ohio Republican is committed to passing the bill this month.
A vote could come as soon as later this week when the 113th Congress convenes.