9/11 first responders urge passage of health bill
December 21st, 2010
06:10 PM ET
4 years ago

9/11 first responders urge passage of health bill

Washington (CNN) - A group of 9/11 first responders joined lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday to urge the Senate passage of a health care bill meant to provide free medical treatment to those suffering from the health effects of working in ground-zero conditions following the 2001 attacks.

"Fourteen of our guys died that day and we continue to see our friends die on a day-to-day basis," said Glen Klein, a New York police officer who said he is sick with lung disease. "We're asking for the right to live."

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  1. Adam

    Time to stop the nonsense and protect those that protect us. PASS THIS BILL!

    December 21, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    But but but...what does the GOP get by helping a bunch of unionized professionals survive illnesses caused by their self-sacrificing service to their fellow citizens? Better to let them die off so they can't pay union dues and donate to Dem campaigns, right?

    December 21, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Why is this so difficult to pass??? When a disaster first strike – the whole world responds and make promises........... eventually, it's all forgotten and the world FORGETS!!!! In this case, it's NOT the world, it's our own and It's a SHAME!!

    December 21, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    ok America..this is your soon to be Republican lead House of Congress at work. For those of you that put this bunch in office I hope they do what you voted for them to do. As for as I'm concerned I think I might be having a "don't blame me I wasn't fooled by fear and mis-information" bumper sticker on my car.

    December 21, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Come on you heartless republicans, it is Christmas. Just do one thing that does not appease the billionaires you represent.

    December 21, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Sen. Tom Coburn of Ok. says he wants to wait until 2011. Just vote Yes and do it because it is right Sen. Coburn.
    Please, try and remember 9/11 . It is a Day that showed the world that no one can take the USA down.
    Please vote Yes.

    December 21, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  7. JRQ_Ca

    Vote Yes.
    Sen. Tom Coburn of Okla wants to wait until 2011. Not right. Vote yes because it is the right thing to do.

    December 21, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  8. Chubby

    Hey was that not there Job?

    December 21, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |