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By Staten Island Advance
on December 21, 2015 at 8:31 AM, updated December 21, 2015 at 8:52 AM
By Steve Cassidy December 20, 2015 8:49 p.m.
In a bipartisan spirit on a crucial issue, Congress finally came together to do the right thing for a special group of Americans: the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11.
Updated December 19, 2015 5:24 PM
By Maria Alvarez Special to Newsday
WASHINGTON — The chronically ill heroes of 9/11 and their families received a long-overdue lifetime of health benefits Friday after a contentious congressional fight.
The House and Senate both voted to extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — giving coverage to those afflicted with Ground Zero-related health woes for the next 75 years.
By Irene Plagianos | December 18, 2015 2:23pm |
LOWER MANHATTAN — It's a long-fought victory for the survivors and first responders of 9/11.
WASHINGTON -- Over 14 years after extremists hijacked airplanes to perpetrate the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in history, Congress voted Friday to permanently care for the thousands of police, firefighters and construction workers who are sick or dying because they responded to those attacks.
WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan a trillion dollar spending bill to fund the government through next September, which includes an agreement to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.