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. RUFFNUTT

    seems like he's in hawaii alot.

    January 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Where'd my wallet go?

    You mean he interrupted his golf tour to go on vacation?

    January 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/critical-mass/

    January 2, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. michaelfury

    "for the heroes of September 11th, the firefighters, police officers and construction workers. Justice is finally being served."

    Is it?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/scots-wha-hae-wi-wallace-bled/

    January 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    yep.. should have been done long ago..

    January 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. michaelfury

    I'm furious. I want to know more about probing birds.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. michaelfury

    I'm hungry, I shall have spam.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. michaelfury

    Google: Jews did 9/11!!!

    January 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. michaelfury

    CNN is in on the plot! part of the zionist run media! they won't let m post all my links!!!

    January 2, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hmmmm

    WHAT ABOUT THE FIREMEN THAT RESPONDED TO THE PENTAGON FIRE ON 9/11? MANY OF THEM MYSTERIOUSLY CAME DOWN WITH GULF WAR SYNDROME FROM BEING EXPOSED TO DEPLETED URANIUM. DU ILLNESS IS AQUIRED WHEN YOU VENTURE TO AN AREA WHERE A DU MISSILE HAD EXPLODED. THESE FIREMEN SHOULD GET HELP FROM OBAMA TOO.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hmmmm

    MICHAEL FURY-TWO ISRAELI MOSSAD AGENTS WERE ARRESTED IN NYC FOR BEING IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. THEY WERE ARRESTED NEAR THE WORLD TRADE TOWERS AND HAD CAMERA EQUIPMENT UP THE WAZOO. THEY WERE ARRESTED ON 9/10 THE DAY BEFORE THE TOWERS FELL, AND WERE RELEASED ON DIPLOMATIC IMUNITY. GOOGLE IT IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME. IT WAS EVEN REPRORTED IN THE NEWSPAPERS.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JB THE GRINDER

    YO YO YO IMMA WRITE A SONG ABOUT 9/11!!! YOUTUBE.COM/JBTHEGRINDER

    January 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tomcat

    To all of you conspiracy wing nuts.....it has been almost ten years. Give it a break. And what happened to all the flag waving, proud to be American folks? Ten short years and back to same old name calling and finger pointing. I hope it doesnt take another tragedy to bring this country together.

    January 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mmmmm

    Obamacare, can't wait to pickup my national insurance card with Obama's ears flapping on them...

    January 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mmmmm.wap

    What?

    January 2, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
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