December 17, 2010

As Momentum For 9/11 Health Bill Grows, Gillibrand Aiming For A Christmas Miracle

Gillibrand: 9/11 Heroes Deserve An Up Or Down Vote

Washington, DC –Momentum for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act continues to grow, as Majority Leader Reid announced his intentions to bring the bill to another vote and Republican leaders, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Governor Mike Huckabee, announced their support for the bill. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

"I'm aiming for a Christmas miracle that would fulfill our moral obligation to these heroes before the end of the year.

“Due to the tireless effort of so many first responders and survivors, after nine long years we are close to fulfilling our duty to the 9/11 heroes, but we still have a lot of work to do.

“Senator Reid, who intends to bring this issue up for another vote, has been a courageous fighter on behalf of the heroes of 9/11 and their families. I am grateful for his efforts.

“I urge my Republican colleagues to end the filibuster, engage in an open and respectful debate, and let each senator decide for themselves whether the heroes and victims of September 11th deserve quality health treatment and appropriate compensation for their tremendous loss and sacrifice. The 9/11 heroes deserve an up or down vote.”