NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The attorneys representing more than ten thousand men and women, including first responders who became ill after working at the World Trade Center site following the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11 say they are "saddened and appalled" by the fact that Senate Republicans have rejected a procedural move by Democrats to end debate on the James Zadroga 9/11 health bill and bring it to an up-or-down vote before the end of the session.
"These men and women did not hesitate for a second when their country called them to the site of a disaster, placing their health, their ability to earn a living and indeed, their very lives on the line," said Paul Napoli, Senior Partner of Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern, LLP. Napoli continued, saying, "This week we have seen the death of the thirtieth New York Police officer from Ground Zero toxic exposure injuries. How many more of these brave heroes have to die before the Republicans in the Senate decide providing for them is a worthwhile expenditure? No one should be playing politics when the stakes for our first responders, the very best of us all, are so high."
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