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Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, bill to help responders, may die

Michael Mcauliff
NY Daily News [1]
July 29, 2010

WASHINGTON [2] – The House votes Wednesday or Thursday for the first time ever on a bill to care for the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001 – and it’s likely to fail.

That’s because Democratic House leaders decided Tuesday to push ahead with the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act [3] under a rule that requires two-thirds approval to pass.

Many Republicans [4] are concerned about the $10.5 billion price tag, and many don’t like the way it’s paid for.

News of the scheme immediately alarmed 9/11 responders.

“Whoever votes ‘No’ tomorrow should go to jail for manslaughter,” said John Feal [5], who lost half his foot at Ground Zero in the cleanup.

Full article here [1]