WOODBURY - A scaled-back 9/11 health bill may have a better chance of being passed by the U.S. Senate after a more costly bill was rejected this month.
The revised legislation trims the cost to $6.2 billion from $7.4 billion. New York's Democratic senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, said the votes are there for the reconfigured bill.
If the revised bill passes the Senate, it would have to go back to the House of Representatives for another vote.
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