Obama signs 9/11 health bill
January 2nd, 2011
09:15 PM ET

Obama signs 9/11 health bill

President Barack Obama signed the 9/11 health bill into law in Hawaii on Sunday, White House spokesman Bill Burton said.

Obama signed the bill during his Hawaiian vacation, with no signing ceremony held. In a statement issued later, the president said he was "honored" to sign the bill, which pays for health care for responders believed to have been sickened by pollution at the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York.

"We will never forget the selfless courage demonstrated by the firefighters, police officers, and first responders who risked their lives to save others," Obama said. "I believe this is a critical step for those who continue to bear the physical scars of those attacks."

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  1. Robert

    The republicans will do what ever they can to overturn this..they have proven they don't really care about others every chance they get....leave it to them and we are all screwed...

    January 5, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Zineb

    I'm not aware of any, so I don't think I can answer your qutsoien. However, I'd like to ask how you got into financial difficulty. The reason I ask is that you have bad credit, yet want to owe someone else. I'm only guessing, but it sounds like you are doing what you have done before .borrow. If the money is for absolute survival, then I understand, if it's not, then a change of spending habits is in order, or you will more than likely continue doing what you are doing without any positive changes that you could benefit from in the future.I do wish you well.

    August 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
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