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As supporters of extending a health and compensation benefits program for 9/11 first responders look toward a catch-all spending package as their best chance, at least one lawmaker wants a standalone vote on the measure.
WASHINGTON — Reauthorization for the Zadroga Act is being left out of a must-pass piece of legislation, advocates for the program tell the Daily News, leaving supporters howling that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blocking crucial funding for 9/11 survivors.
Lawmakers in both chambers are racing against the clock to extend health and compensation benefits for the responders and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The movement to pass a permanent extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has gained momentum Wednesday, with one of the two House committees involved expressing support.
WASHINGTON – In what 9/11 survivor advocates are calling an "important step forward," House Republicans on a key committee met about the Zadroga Act Wednesday, with many privately voicing support for a permanent reauthorization.
WASHINGTON – A key House committee will consider renewing the World Trade Center Health Program permanently instead of for the five years originally proposed, several New York lawmakers said Wednesday .
The change, which the House Energy and Commerce Committee declined to confirm, would be included in legislation reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act stepped up their campaign Tuesday by enlisting the support of veterans of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Paul Rieckhoff, CEO of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, pledged that his organization will urge lawmakers to pass the reauthorization bill.
WASHINGTON -- With reaction to the attacks in Paris as a backdrop, lawmakers and 9/11 responders made a new push Tuesday to pass a permanent 9/11 health bill, linking the effort to the terrorism in France.