Senate delays test vote on 9/11 health bill

The Senate has delayed a test vote that was scheduled for today on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The vote is now

THE BRONX - The Senate has delayed a test vote that was scheduled for today on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The vote is now set to be held tomorrow.

The measure would provide up to $7.4 billion in health care and compensation.

Supporters say they are optimistic they can win two Republicanvotes along with the support of all Democrats to counter any GOPresistance. Critics have questioned whether the bill is affordableand does enough to ensure that only people with illnesses relatedto Ground Zero dust get paid.

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