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Wednesday
Dec222010

House Passes 9/11 First Responders Bill; Next Stop: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The House has just passed the 9/11 Health & Compensation Act by a vote of 206-60.
 
The last hurrah of the Pelosi House struggled to gain enough members present to form a quorum, with 168 representatives not even bothering to show up to vote -- including House Republican Leader John Boehner.
 
One member of the New York delegation made sure she didn't miss her opportunity to stand up for New York's rescue workers. The vote was held open almost an hour to enable Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., to make her way to the floor to vote in favor of passage.
 
The vote was called by Pelosi, in what will likely be her last public act as Speaker of the House in the wake of devastating Democrat House losses in the 2010 Midterm Elections.
 
The bill now heads to the White House for President Obama's signature.

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