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A bill that would provide free medical coverage for responders and survivors who were exposed to toxins after the attacks was denied in the Senate.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted to Thursday's result by calling it "a tragic example of partisan politics trumping patriotism."

The motion for cloture, or to begin debate, needed 60 votes to pass due to a Republican filibuster, but fell short at 57-42 in favor.

Senate Democrats failed Thursday to win a procedural vote to open debate on a 9/11 emergency responders bill.

 
mommom2000

Asked by mommom2000 at 9:42 AM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They deserve free medical coverage forever. Their health issues will be forever...*nd they ran in sacrificing themselves anyway
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:04 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • If the democrats were truly interested in passing this bill why did they turn it into a massive taxpayer funded entitlement program, that raised taxes on companies?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:06 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • We are seeing a lot of partisan poltics trumping patiotism AND common sense these days. I am willing to venture that if other more serious business such as the ECONOMY the the tax situation had been taken care of first there wouldn't be a problem with things like this.

    I do think though that these people should be added to Tricare or Medicare AND that their illnesses should be tracked and studied so that maybe we are better prepared to prevent/treat them in the event of future events such as 9/11.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:09 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Dems have been in control for how long???? And they waited till the lame duck to vote on the tax cuts and budget??? Dems brought this bill up for political posturing. Not to mention even democrat Molinaro said that Senate lawmakers had added so many "extraneous amendments to the bill that it resembled a “Christmas tree,”... If they would have stuck to the meat of the bill for responders it would passed before a lame duck session. But now~ $7.4 Billion and Several added amendment later.... Here we are. It will pass. But politicians need to stop added everything under the kitchen sink. Keep it a stand alone issue and vote on the necessities. will Obama cut 7.4 billion out of his 1.2 trillion in spending to fund this bill? Is it tha important to him to make a priority?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:12 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • This bill and similiar bills have been blocked by repubs before,,,,


    CRAP gets added... How about they cut programs to come up with the money. vote on JUST this.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:39 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Every bill has things added to it. It is the way it works. There is no reason for this to be blocked.

    It seems like every day one of you libs say this . So cut spending and pick your priorites. Otherwise, our nation is BROKE. We have to reign it in. Otherwise our children and our nations future is screwed. Get it?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:54 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I would have never voted for that bill either, giving them free medical coverage forever.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:47 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • There are many things that should be cut. This isn't one of them

    ~ So then make the cuts and changes to make this a priority.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:18 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • This is so sad.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 12:11 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • mommom, and you keep being the biggest advocate for a wasteful government and the bureaucrats who continuously overspend without accountability.. It suits you..
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:19 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

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