December 09, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On Senate Republicans Filibustering 9/11 Health

Gillibrand Calls Vote “Outrageous, Offensive”

Washington, DC – After Senate Republicans today voted against moving the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to formal debate until the Bush tax breaks are extended for millionaires and billionaires, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

“The idea that tax cuts for millionaires would derail this legislation is simply outrageous and offensive. The men and women who rushed to the burning towers and worked for hundreds of hours on the pile did not delay and the Senate should not have delayed either, certainly not to give tax breaks for millionaires. We should not have to wait for tax deals to do what’s right.”