9/11 responder bill fails in House

Legislation intended to provide a long-term solution to care for first responders who became ill in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks failed to pass the House.

In a 255-159 vote July 29, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R. 847) fell short of the two-thirds majority required to pass. The bill may be taken up again at a later date. A Senate version (S. 1334) remains in committee.

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