Tag Archives: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Coverage of the Chicago LODD's and 9/11 Health Bill

Today is very bitter... Chicago Firefighters are joined by firefighters everywhere as we mourn the death of Firefighters Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer. These deaths occur on the anniversary of two other very well known LODD fires. Today is also very sweet... Many firefighters are rejoicing with the passing of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

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Update: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Passes Senate

There is speculation on why it passed through the Senate after having been shot down just days ago. Some people think it might have something to do with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart's hilarious political jabs at the Republicans who filibustered the bill. It really makes you wonder what the catalyst was. After all, the bill was rewritten removing over $2 billion in cost. Republicans have caught a bad rap on the whole deal...maybe they realized how damaging the bad press could get. Then again, maybe the nay sayers just did the right thing...we may never know.

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Republicans Kill the 9/11 Health Bill – Lame-as-F@#k Congress

Who better to explain what happened and expose the GOP leaders who continue to utilize 9/11 to seem compassionate all the while not giving a damn about the first responders who worked at Ground Zero than Jon Stewart on the Daily Show. Even if this is Political humor, the humor is typically not to far from the truth. The House bill passed at 268 to 160 (17 Republicans voting for the bill and 157 against). Only 3 Democrats voted against the House Bill. The Senate bill failed. The vote was 57-42, short of the 60 votes in favor needed to proceed under Senate rules.

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