Senate Republicans Block 9/11 Health Bill

Law360, New York (December 9, 2010, 4:35 PM EST) -- U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a bill Thursday that would reopen the compensation fund set up for victims of the 9/11 attacks, limit the liability of contractors and their insurers, and improve medical monitoring for first responders who have developed illnesses from the toxic smoke and dust at the World Trade Center site.

Democrats narrowly missed getting cloture in a 57-42 vote that divided strictly along party lines over the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, named for the New York City Police Department...
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