Two years ago this week, NY Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told the NY Daily News on January 28, 2010 that she was “stunned” by the Obama White House’s lack of support for a bill which would allocate $11 billion over a 30-year span for the care of those sickened by their service at the Ground Zero site of the 9/11 attacks.
Congressman Eliot Engel, a Democrat, told the Daily News that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius “made it clear that the administration does not support any kind of funding mechanism that goes into the bill.”
“I think it’s fiscal restraint,” Engel said. “But you know what? They find money for everything else, they need to find money for this.”
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