James Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill Fell Short At 57-42

By Avik, Gaea News Network
Friday, December 10, 2010

WASHINGTON (GaeaTimes.com) — A bill regarding the medical compensation and other subsidiary benefits to be provided to the emergency workers who responds to situations as such the 9/11 massacre failed Thursday.

The bill has been named after the brave New York Police Department detective who had worked in the toxic plume at ground zero. Reportedly it amounts to $7.4 billion which the Republicans claim to be “too high”.

It required a minimum of 60votes for the bill to be sanctioned but the results came up to be slight short at 57-42. A havoc like the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks demanded a number of workers to serve the nation taking life risk and as a matter of fact it is logical for them to receive some benefits for taking up such challenges. Previously the bill had been passed by the house on a mostly partisan 268-160 vote.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed pretty much upset about the procession of the events and said it to be, “a tragic example of partisan politics trumping patriotism.”

He also added,

I urge Senate Republicans to reconsider their wrong-headed political strategy and allow the bill to come to the floor for a vote..

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