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Sen. Snowe hints at 9/11 health bill vote

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Sen. Snowe hints at 9/11 health bill vote
From Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:00 am to Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:59 am (included)
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New York lawmakers have lined up the remaining Senate Republican vote needed to pass the 9/11 health bill – but the long-stalled legislation could still die in a vote tomorrow if GOP lawmakers aren’t satisfied with the massive tax cut deal reached with President Obama.

Sen Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) today said she would supply the final vote needed to pass the 9/11 health bill but “not before we deal with the tax bill.” She was referring to the tentative accord with the White House to extend the Bush-era income tax cuts.

The $7.4 billion bill – called the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — would provide medical care to rescue workers allegedly stricken with illnesses from breathing Ground Zero toxins.



Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/health_bill_backers_rally_on_capitol_P8kZprPAIj40Lxa5CKhHQN#ixzz17TRF8Nju
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