Disturbing: Senate Republicans block 9/11 health bill

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Reuters reported earlier today that the Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would provide medical care for firefighters and other responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks who developed illnesses from breathing toxic, dust-filled air.

“The 57-42 procedural vote fell short of the 60 needed to advance major legislation in the 100-member chamber. The House of Representatives passed the bill in September and Senate action is needed to send it to President Barack Obama for his signature.”

Apparently, the Senate GOP is blocking every legislation until the Democrats agree to pass tax-cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

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