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. Shiroferetto

    more racism!

    January 3, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    adam and eve were white.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. jeff

    yeah, haven't you seen pictures? LOL!

    January 3, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Fred Bartkowski

    Ok nevermind. Scientists say we all come out of africa and the original humans were black.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. tomcat

    Dont even try Fred...where is Phil?

    January 3, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Fred Bartkowski

    Don't understand the connection but believe that to be the big furor over the mapping of the human genome.
    The juxta position of genetic map over geographic map provided a clear picture of human spread across the globe.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Fred Bartkowski

    I didn't write the last 2 comments. I appreciate the help though, lol.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Fred Bartkowski

    Phil must be hung over still or hot date.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    mmmk

    January 3, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fred Bartkowski

    heh, heh.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Fred Bartkowski

    I get your point Fred.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sherri W.W.

    GO OBAMA~cant wait till he's done SAVING the world ~ People, put your faith on the GOOD LOOKING man with the RIGHT IDEAS and the plan for for FIXING the nation~ OBAMA 2012!!

    January 3, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy

    here we go again

    January 3, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. j rob

    A 7-9 team in playoffs playing host to the 12-4 defending champs! What is going on in this world?

    January 3, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  15. j rob

    and I'm gay!

    January 3, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
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