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Democrats Seeking Republican Support for 9/11 Health Care Bill

Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said they are pressing Republicans to vote for a $7.4 billion bill providing health care to people sickened by work at the World Trade Center site.

Schumer and Gillibrand told reporters in Washington today they’re working to secure the votes needed to pass the legislation before the end of year, when the current congressional session ends. Joining them were union leaders, people who worked at the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.