House to vote again on bill to aid 9/11 responders

WASHINGTON - (AP) - Members of Congress from New York say theHouse is expected to reconsider a bill to provide up to $7.4billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World TradeCenter site after the Sept. 11 attacks.

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler say HouseDemocratic leaders have agreed to bring the bill to a vote thismonth after Congress returns from its summer break.

The bill would provide free health care and compensation to 9/11rescue and recovery workers who fell ill after working in the tradecenter ruins.

In July, the bill failed to win the two-thirds majority that wasneeded under the procedure that Democratic leaders used to bring upthe bill. Such a move blocked potential amendments. Maloney andNadler say that this time, the bill will need a simple majority.

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