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. j rob

    Ah come on hater who just used my name I'm not gay I happen to have a smokin hot wife

    January 3, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fred Bartkowski

    you ever get bored siting there trying to tease out information?

    January 3, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. j rob

    the saints suck this year anyways. seattle could probably beat them. I'd bet my wife on it.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. marklang

    People should never forget that real health depends how well you take care of yourself and not what health insurance you carry but I agree health insurance is important for every one. Search "Wise Health Insurance" online for dollar a day insurance plans.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Marklang

    so basically if your fat and have a heart attack, its your own fault.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. mr. Loveit

    well it is about time that real american heroes are recognized unlike the trillions poured upon .mil misfits who fill the world and headlines with endless misfit agendas..deeds and internal corruption. Obama clearly has it right.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. mr. Loveit

    Perhaps this is why he is known as President Obama and not as third world .mil .GOV corrupt juanta general obama. when the pelicans guard the pond.. Soon enough no fish are left.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. Liberty Queen

    I'm Lesbian. I have no husband.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. WARNING

    Sherri W.W. or anyone who uses a similar name is a TROLL! do not pay attention to them! they may seem semi level headed at times, but its just part of a trap that requres you to react for him/her to get their rocks off. DO NOT INTERACT WITH THIS PERSON!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. mr. Loveit

    term limits for generals and staffers? How about it vice president unelected colin powell?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Liberty Queen

    HAHAHA~Silly jealous male, I am NOT a lesbian~but keep posing with my name~my musk you cannot duplicate.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. ***dude***

    Strange = (queen÷2)*pi\(musk^3)

    January 3, 2011 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/silence-gives-consent/

    January 3, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Nasty nate

    @ j rob you are just looking for a reason to get rid of your wife by the way is she black or white

    January 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nasty nate

    To all white people africa is your country not europe not canada not mexico not america not hollywood not dancing with the stars and not america idol oh yeah and not jersey shore

    January 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
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