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Sens. Send Smaller 9/11 Health Bill To Obama

Law360 (December 22, 2010, 4:53 PM EST) -- After a compromise that scaled back its scope, a bill to provide $4.3 billion to cover the cost of medical care for rescue workers who became ill after working at the site of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks was approved by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday by unanimous consent.

New York Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand overcame opposition from conservative Republicans who earlier blocked passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 by brokering a deal that reduced...
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