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9/11 Health Bill on House Floor 9/29

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: 9/11 Health Bill on House Floor 9/29
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Contacts: Joe Soldevere (Maloney), 646-831-1649
Ilan Kayatsky (Nadler), 917-757-3104
Kevin Fogarty (King), 202-225-7896

9/11 Health Bill on House Floor Tomorrow

-Debate Expected to Begin Midday-

Washington, D.C. Tomorrow, September 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on bipartisan legislation to address the health crisis caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, will provide health care for 9/11 first responders and survivors exposed to toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. The bill would also reopen the federal Victim Compensation Fund to provide economic relief to those harmed by the attacks.

The Zadroga Act will be considered tomorrow under normal House rules, which require a simple majority, or 218 votes, for passage. In July, the measure was considered by the House and received 255 votes of support, but did not achieve the high, two-thirds majority required for passage under suspension of the rules, the parliamentary procedure used to bring the bill to the House floor.

The bipartisan Zadroga Act is sponsored by New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), with the support of the entire New York Congressional delegation. A Senate companion measure, S. 1334, was introduced by Senators Gillibrand, Schumer, Menendez, and Lautenberg.
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