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Gillibrand Makes Emotional Plea For Zadroga Bill

Dec 07, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) choked up on the Senate floor Monday as she made an impassioned plea for passing the Zadroga 9/11 health bill, which will be brought up for debate and votes Wednesday.

Gillibrand became emotional as she read a note by New York City Police Office Robert Helmke describing his reaction to being diagnosed with a lethal form of cancer. The father of two died at age 43 in 2007.

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