By Julian Pecquet - 09/28/10 03:24 PM EDT
The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill guaranteeing medical monitoring, treatment and economic compensation for those who were injured or sickened by the 9/11 attack in New York and its subsequent toxic cloud.
A House staffer involved with the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act tells The Hill that a vote could take place as early as 11 a.m. The bill is expected to get the 218 votes needed to pass; it garnered 255 votes in July when it came up under suspension of the rules, which requires a two-thirds majority for passage.
The bill is sponsored by New York Democrats Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler and Republican Peter King. It would cost about $5 billion.