The House of Representatives failed to pass on Thursday a plan to provide funds for medical treatment for rescue workers and residents of New York City who are ill after being exposed to the toxic dust and debris at ground zero following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. An organized effort by House Republicans shot it down.
Some wildland firefighters were exposed to the toxic materials when they were serving on Incident Management Teams that were assigned to the disaster.
Here is a very entertaining video that shows Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) ripping into a Republican who indicated that he would vote no. It is believed that Weiner was yelling at Rep. Pete King (R-NY) who said he would vote against the bill for procedural reasons.
FirefighterCloseCalls has an excellent report on this shameful lack of support for our felow firefighters.
Here is a record of how your Representative voted. A two-thirds vote was required for approval.