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Congress Votes to Aid Sept. 11 Cleanup Crews Before Adjourning

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to help rescuers, cleanup crews and others who are suffering from ailments linked to the wreckage caused by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City.

As lawmakers headed toward adjournment for the year, the Senate passed the measure by voice vote yesterday after Republicans dropped their opposition to it. The House followed with a roll call vote, passing the bill 206-60. It now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.