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Gillibrand expects Senate vote on 9/11 Health Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing that Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to file for cloture on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act on Monday and that an initial Senate vote to begin formal debate on the bill will likely take place on Wednesday.  

“The 9/11 heroes deserve an up or down vote”, says Senator Gillibrand. “Let’s put politics aside, engage in a thorough and respectful debate, and then let each senator decide for themselves whether the heroes and victims of September 11th deserve quality health treatment and appropriate compensation for their tremendous loss and sacrifice.”

Gillibrand first introduced this bill in the Senate last year.

“No one thought we would make it to this point.  Due to the tireless effort of so many first responders and survivors, after nine long years we are close to fulfilling our duty to the 9/11 heroes, but we still have a lot of work to do.”