- Infowars - http://www.infowars.com -

Scaled Back 9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill Passed By Senate

Posted By aaron On December 22, 2010 @ 8:52 pm In Old Infowars Posts Style,September 11 | Comments Disabled

Elise Foley
Huffington Post
December 22, 2010

WASHINGTON — After a filibuster and threats of obstruction by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide health care for first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer reached a deal with Republican senators to support the bill earlier in the afternoon.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t
  • {openx:49}

Gillibrand and Schumer, the bill’s chief sponsors, lobbied hard for the legislation to be introduced again in the lame-duck session, when they could still ensure House support. But on Tuesday, they hit a snag when Coburn vowed to block the bill, saying he wanted it to be funded through spending cuts.

Stock up for the Holidays with eFoods Direct and get FREE Shipping!

Coburn also claimed the bill had been fast-tracked and skipped committee. But in fact the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on the bill in June — Coburn, a committee member, missed it.

Read full article


Article printed from Infowars: http://www.infowars.com

URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/scaled-back-911-first-responders-health-care-bill-passed-by-senate/

Copyright © 2013 Infowars. All rights reserved.