House to vote again on bill to aid 9/11 responders

(AP) - Members of Congress from New York say theHouse is expected to reconsider a bill to provide up to $7.4billion to workers sickened during

WASHINGTON - (AP) - Members of Congress from New York say theHouse is expected to reconsider a bill to provide up to $7.4billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World TradeCenter site after the Sept. 11 attacks.

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler say HouseDemocratic leaders have agreed to bring the bill to a vote thismonth after Congress returns from its summer break.

The bill would provide free health care and compensation to 9/11rescue and recovery workers who fell ill after working in the tradecenter ruins.

In July, the bill failed to win the two-thirds majority that wasneeded under the procedure that Democratic leaders used to bring upthe bill. Such a move blocked potential amendments. Maloney andNadler say that this time, the bill will need a simple majority.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A picture showing White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway 1 Kellyanne Conway's feet on oval office couch heels up outrage
VIDEO: Chopper 12 over Midwood HS evacuation 2 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over Midwood HS evacuation
News 12 viewers discuss President Donald Trump addressing 3 Word on the Street: Trump addresses Congress
Edna Pierre-Jacques, 78, was found inside her Troy 4 Police rule East Flatbush woman's death suspicious
Heralding a 5 Trump sees 'new chapter of American greatness' in big speech

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE