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9/11 health bill passes Senate

After days of stalemate, the Senate has passed a health bill to aid 9/11 first responders -- without a single "no" vote.

The bill passed by a voice vote or "unanimous consent."

The upper chamber took up the measure after New York Democrats brokered a deal with GOP senators who objected to the legislation's cost and the process by which it was written.

It will now go to the House for final passage. Sources tell NBC News that Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is negotiating with the GOP right now about how quickly the bill can get on the House floor. A final vote is expected in the House late this afternoon or early this evening.

NBC's Luke Russert contributed.