EXCLUSIVE: Senate Strikes Deal on 9/11 First Responders Bill

Senators on both side of the aisle came together to unanimously pass a bill to give continuing health benefits and compensation to first responders who got sick after the 9/11 terror attacks. The bill passed after Senate Democrats struck a deal Wednesday with Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who agreed to drop his objections when the cost of the bill was reduced by about $2 billion. The proposal later passed through the House, 206-60, and is headed for President Obama's desk. Despite its popularity,...Full Story
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