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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 9/11 survivors are calling out a group of lawmakers backing a new bill that would undermine the effort to revive the expiring Zadroga Act helping sick first responders.
A 9/11 cleanup worker who lost part of his foot at Ground Zero on Monday stood at the site of the terror attack and called the Virginia congressman trying to water down a bill that would help first responders “an a--hole.”
WASHINGTON — Advocates for the heroes and victims of 9/11 are howling over a half-hearted new Republican proposal to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans Thursday filed bills to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Act's health and compensation programs for first responders, but only for another five years.
WASHINGTON — A bill introduced in the House on Thursday would tap a criminal forfeiture fund to continue paying compensation to family members of people who died on 9/11 or succumbed later to related illnesses.
WASHINGTON — Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Making the World Trade Center Health Program permanent would cost about $4.4 billion over 10 years. Extending the Victims Compensation Fund would cost billions more.
At 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, Congress missed an important deadline to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and that, my friends, is totally unacceptable.
The health care program for 9/11 first responders expired at midnight Wednesday, but supporters expect to make it permanent long before it runs out of money sometime next year.