A vote was expected Wednesday on whether to begin formal debate on the legislation.
Supporters of the 9/11 health bill feel they need just one more vote for the measure to pass in the U.S. Senate.
Mayor Bloomberg and supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act were in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to push for the bill’s passage.
Backers of a bill to provide as much as $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust are making a last-minute push in the Senate.
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.
For the first time the president pledged to sign the 9/11 health bill into law. Now, if only Congress could get it to his desk. CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey spoke with a first responder who made a plea to the president himself.
The topic of 9/11 was the center of an emotional storm on Thursday — this time in Washington, D.C. — as lawmakers debated healthcare funding for responders.