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Republicans Block 9/11 Responder Medical Care Bill
Posted by: Cluster F GOP Continues ()
Date: December 13, 2015 02:55PM

Washington (CNN) -- Senate Democrats failed Thursday to win a procedural vote to open debate on a bill that would provide medical benefits and compensation for emergency workers who were first on the scene of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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.
While supporters said they would try to bring the bill up again, either on its own or as part of other legislation to be considered, the vote Thursday jeopardized the measure's chances for approval in the final weeks of the current congressional session.

The House previously passed the bill on a mostly partisan 268-160 vote.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted to Thursday's result by calling it "a tragic example of partisan politics trumping patriotism."

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Re: Republicans Block 9/11 Responder Medical Care Bill
Posted by: jayman2014 ()
Date: December 13, 2015 03:52PM

This is from 2010

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Re: Republicans Block 9/11 Responder Medical Care Bill
Posted by: The Grinch ()
Date: December 13, 2015 03:59PM

jayman2014 Wrote:
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> This is from 2010


It expired and came back for renewel. Cept it was shot down

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Re: Republicans Block 9/11 Responder Medical Care Bill
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: December 13, 2015 04:31PM

OP is pretty disingenuous considering .....

Eight days earlier the House went over to the Republicans but the newly elected ones had not been sworn in yet.

Which means the votes they were waiting for to shut down the filibuster would have been coming from the Democrat side of the House.

This is exactly what happens when you take party over country. Don't care how badly they're doing at their job as long as it's your party in control.

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