Tuesday, October 5, 2010
THE CASE AGAINST LYNN JENKINS CHAPTER 43 - SHE FORGETS THOSE WHO RESPONDED TO THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11/01
This is Lynn Jenkins, she does not represent us
We remember. We remember the dastardly attacks on civilians September 11, 2001. We remember the blazing twin towers. We remember the firefighters and police officers that rushed headlong into danger. We remember the towers falling, the dust cloud rolling through the concrete and steel canyons of New York, and the devastation of ground zero. We remember the brave souls that went in, waded through the debris, painstakingly took the devastation apart, paused to honor the fallen as they came upon their bodies, and cleaned up the place afterwards. Now Lynn Jenkins wants to forget.
Serious health problems face the men and women who encountered, first hand, the most cowardly attack to hit America. Lynn Jenkins (whose prior response to health care was to do it the responsible way) wants us to take no responsibility for the health consequences of these victims of 9/11. Airborne toxins were released when those buildings fell. These workers were exposed to those poisons because they responded to America at a time of peril. Lynn Jenkins thinks they should be on their own.
H.R. 847 is the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, it passed the House of Representatives on roll call vote 550, September 29th. The margin of passage was 268 to 160. Lynn Jenkins voted against H.R. 847.
The bill established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program which is charged with providing initial health screenings and follow-up for WTC responders. The legislation contains provisions to prevent fraud and unreasonable administrative costs.
Not every Republican voted against H.R. 847. Louisiana Representative Anh "Joseph" Cao voted "yes". Delaware Representative Mike Castle voted "yes". Oklahoma Representative Tom Cole voted "yes". Pennsylvania Representative Charlie Dent voted "yes". New Jersey Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen voted "yes". Pennsylvania Representative Jim Gerlach voted "yes". North Carolina Representative Walter B. Jones voted "yes". New York Representative Peter King voted "yes". Illinois Representative Mark Kirk voted "yes". New Jersey Representative Leonard Lance voted "yes". New York Representative Frank LoBiondo voted "yes". California Representative Daniel E. Lungren voted "yes". Pennsylvania Representative Tim Murphy voted "yes". Pennsylvania Representative Todd Platts voted "yes". Tennessee Representative Phil Roe voted "yes". New Jersey Representative Chris Smith voted "yes". Those sixteen Republican Representatives remembered 9/11, good for them, they are Republicans second and Americans first.
Lynn Jenkins forgets or never understood, shame on her.