The Senate is expected to take up the 9/11 First Responders Bill before the Christmas holiday as they wrap up their "lame duck" session. But many have been asking why has it taken so long to pass the bill. The bill, which assures future health coverage for those first rescuers, cleared the House earlier this month but passing the House has proven to be quite a partisan battle.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D, New York, is one of the senators leading the charge for the bill. She joins American Morning's John Roberts this morning to talk about what the hold up has been.