Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may bring 9/11 aid bill to floor


Michael Mcauliff
NY Daily News
August 12, 2010

WASHINGTON – The leader of the U.S. Senate is weighing whether to bring up the key 9/11 health bill for a full vote after Congress returns from vacation, the Daily News has learned.

The bill failed in the House in a spectacular display last month when Democrats tried to pass it in a procedure that needed a two-thirds vote – and barred the GOP from changing the legislation.

The measure won a majority, but with only 12 Republicans, leaving it short of the higher bar. Angry outbursts erupted on the floor, and a rift among New Yorkers followed.

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