They showed him the money — or at least part of it.

A day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was going to reserve judgment on the House’s plan to vote on federal storm aid for New York and New Jersey until they “show me the money” he and Republican Gov. Chris Christie are glad that a partial package has been approved.

The remaing $50 billion or so for the aid package is expected to be vote on Jan. 15.

The Cuomo and Christie statement:

“Today’s action by the House was a necessary and critical first step towards delivering aid to the people of New York and New Jersey. While we are pleased with this progress, today was just a down payment and it is now time to go even further and pass the final and more complete, clean disaster aid bill. We are trusting Congress to act accordingly on January 15th and pass the final $51 billion instrumental for long-term rebuilding in order for New Jersey, New York and our people to recover after the severe devastation of Hurricane Sandy.”

House Republicans had initially planned to vote on the full $60.4 billion package this week, but balked at a vote following the temporary conclusion of the fiscal cliff saga. After withering criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, House Speaker John Boehner relented and announced a vote would be held.