Thursday, December 9, 2010
9/11 Health and Compensation Act in danger
The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which already passed the House, is up for a Senate vote and still seems one vote short to prevent a fillibuster. The bill would provide $7.4 billion over 10 years to provide health care and payments to sick and dying 9/11 first responders (supplementing the recent legal settlement by covering care for far more victims). It calls for closing tax loopholes on foreign corporations to raise the money - a move opposed by Republicans. Go here for more on the story.