Because the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act required a two-thirds majority to pass the House yesterday, House Republicans were able to corral enough votes to defeat the bill. The law would have provided free health care to fire fighters and first responders affected during the 9/11 rescue and recovery. Many of those men and women are debilitated and literally dying from inhaling toxic air. But because Republicans would far rather deny the Democrats any successful legislation, they vote it down. Way to fight terrorism, Madam Foxx!
Then, to show that they're every bit as small-minded and mean as their House colleagues, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered a bill to aid small businesses with expanded loan programs and tax breaks.
These are the creatures who want the American people to put them back in charge.