Sen. McConnell Nixes 9/11 First Responders Bill For Political Leverage
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December of 2015Categories: Mitch McConnellSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell removed language guaranteeing a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The law provides health coverage to 9/11 first responders, but is due to run out of money at the end of the month.
Senator McConnell removed a permanent extension of the law after Senate Democrats refused to agree to ending a longstanding ban on U.S. oil exports. Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/9-11-first-responders-sen-mcconnell-stop-blocking-bil...