WASHINGTON — The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed the first installment of Hurricane Sandy supplemental aid legislation, which would increase the National Flood Insurance program’s borrowing authority by $9.7 billion.

The vote, 354-67, comes two days after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., was lambasted by New Jersey and New York congressional members and governors for his initial decision to delay the vote.

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