Bloomberg to urge for 9/11 health bill passage
December 20th, 2010
08:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Bloomberg to urge for 9/11 health bill passage

(CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will stand alongside fire and police officials Monday to urge Senate passage of a health care bill benefiting 9/11 rescue workers.

The bill has been in legislative limbo since Thursday, when Senate Democrats failed to win a procedural vote to open debate on it.
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  1. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Too bad we do not have the 60 we need to keep the minority from obstructing this bill. It is the Republicans that think taxes for the Rich are more important than helping hero's. Just ask Senator Mcain and his "silly stuff" comment.

    December 20, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The republicans have gotten all the press they need out of 9-11, so they will throw the first responders under the bus. What a puke trough the GOP has become.

    December 20, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. Indie Woman in Denver

    Come on, Mr McConnell & fellow GOPers, can you put aside your hyper-partisanship for a few minutes and just vote for the bill that benefits the 9/11 responders? If you can't, then you're simply NOT capable of human compassion.

    December 20, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. Marty, FL

    Boomberg is right. It is simply beyond comprehension how Senate Republicans failed to support our 9/11 responders for the sake of childish politics. Americans dedicating their lives for others surely deserve better.
    Pass the 9/11 Responders Bill now!

    December 20, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Blame it on the GOP. They said nothing will get done until they've got their tax cuts for the wealthy. Thoe scumbags are holding everything hostage.

    December 20, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  6. dwayne

    Republicans ; come on now a lot of these people (911 helpers) have already died.

    December 20, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |