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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNewYork) — The battle to extend health benefits for 9/11 first responders goes on in Congress. And now, advocates hope to beat an end-of-the-session deadline this week.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and 9/11 first responders are furious that the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has not been renewed, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.
WASHINGTON - If Congress doesn't move to reauthorize the Zadroga Act for 9/11 survivors by Thursday, a top advocate isn't going to move from Congress.
On October 1, the World Trade Center Health Program expired. The legislation helped pay for the medical costs of 9/11 first responders; hundreds have already died from illnesses stemming from the awful things they had to inhale at Ground Zero in the years since September 11, 2001.
Standing in the shadow of the towering rebuilt World Trade Center, scores of firefighters and police officers, led by Mayor Bill de Blasio and two United States senators from New York, rallied on Sunday to press Congres
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — New York lawmakers renewed their demands for Congress to fully extend health care coverage for 9/11 first responders.
The Zadroga Act provides medical screenings and treatment for responders exposed to toxic substances at Ground Zero.
As WCBS-880’s Stephanie Colombini reported, the long fight to get the act extended is still not over.
Congressional leaders have reached a tentative deal to renew the Zadroga Act but limit 9/11 survivors’ economic benefits to another five years and $4.6 billion, sources close to the negotiations have told THE CHIEF-LEADER.
The renewal of the expiring Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act continued to move forward in Congress on Thursday but still faces the hurdle of reaching an agreement on how to cover its $7 billion cost, activists and lawmakers said.
WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — A day after undergoing chemotherapy, 9/11 first responder Robert Digiovanni stood angrily outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office, railing about politics interfering with life-or-death issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart, firefighters, policemen and other 9/11 first responders confronted lawmakers Thursday as they pressured Congress to extend health care benefits before they run out.
A year-end push by congressional lawmakers to finish all outstanding business threatens to leave behind a multibillion-dollar bill that would extend health and compensation benefits for 9/11 first responders.