December 2, 2010
Flanked by first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and senators and representatives from New York and New Jersey called on the U.S. Senate to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
“This should not be a partisan fight,” Senator Kirsten Gillbrand said. “We have an undeniable, moral obligation to provide these 9/11 heroes with all of the care that they need. It’s time to keep our promise to them and pass this bill in the U.S. Senate.”
The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act passed the House of Representatives in September largely along party lines but with the support of 17 Republican representatives. Gillibrand remarked that she expects all Democratic senators will vote for the bill and hopes it will pass before the end of the year. President Obama has said he would sign the bill into law should it pass the U.S. Senate.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 5:38 pm