Thursday, December 23, 2010
Ground Zero health bill clears both houses of Congress in legislative 'Christmas Miracle'
In Washington DC yesterday, after years of delay, the U.S. Congress adopted legislation that provides $4.3 billion in funding to aid 9/11 first responders who are battling illnesses they contracted during their service at Ground Zero.
New York's U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, were key motivators for the legislation. After the bill was passed by the Senate, the House version passed within hours of the Senate vote.
The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to multiculturalism, diversity, social justice and religious tolerance. The mission of the seminary is to prepare men and women, from every background, for careers in ministry.