The Gentlemen Will Help 9/11 First Responders. The Gentlemen Are Correct in Helping 9/11 First Responders.

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After one failed — and contentious — attempt to pass a bill providing $7.4 billion in medical treatment to first responders and rescue workers who inhaled toxic fumes at ground zero following the 9/11 attacks, the House of Representatives passed the bill on its second try today by a 268-160 vote. It's not clear whether the legislation will make it through the Senate, however, as Republicans generally view it as redundant spending and Democrats, according to the Times, "have not shown great interest in bringing the measure to the floor." [City Room/NYT]