Health And Compensation Act
A vote was expected Wednesday on whether to begin formal debate on the legislation.
Monday is deadline day for thousands of ground zero first responders — who must decide whether to sign on to a settlement deal with the New York City.
The House has approved a bill to give up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attacks.
A decision had been expected this week, but House Democratic leaders shortened their legislative schedule to give lawmakers more time at home to campaign.
The House was on the verge of passing legislation that would guarantee permanent treatment and compensation for thousands of 9/11 first responders.