December 29, 2010

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and others who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke at the site of the World Trade Center attack in 2001.  Republicans are concerned with the funding of this $7.4 billion legislation.  Democrats have argued that there is a moral obligation to assist those who put their lives at risk during the rescue and clean […]