Chris Christie: We need to fund the 9/11 health care bill responsibly

“I don’t think my party is opposed to this bill,” Christie said at an event in Wayne today. “This bill should be done, but it should be done in a way that is fiscally responsible.”

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), a vocal advocate for the health bill, criticized Christie’s comments.

“It is beyond shameful that Gov. Christie is dismissing the 9/11 health bill as fiscally irresponsible,” Lautenberg said in a statement. “The truth is that the bill will not add one penny to the deficit.”