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Cuomo Signs Bill Adding Benefits For 9/11 Rescue Workers

ALBANY (WSKG) – Andrew Cuomo, in what has become an annual event for the New York governor, led a motorcycle ride along the path of a New York City firefighter rescue team to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Cuomo was introduced by actor Robert De Niro at a luncheon at the Javits Center in Manhattan, just before the final leg of the motorcycle ride. De Niro said when he heard he would be speaking before members of a motorcycle gang, he expected the Hells Angels.  “You know, a group of aging dudes with rotting leather jackets and teeth,” De Niro quipped. “Not even close.”  De Niro’s speech was a light moment in the program, which honored the firefighters who responded when two hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.