Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., second from right, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, after the Senate voted down a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's collapse in the Sept. 11 attack. From left are, Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Schumer. and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand,  D-N.Y. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., second from right, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, after the Senate voted down a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's collapse in the Sept. 11 attack. From left are, Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Schumer. and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)