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Updated December 18, 2015 7:09 PM
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December 18, 2015, 12:33 pm
By Bradford Ricardson
A bill to provide healthcare benefits for the 9/11 first responders was included in the government-spending bill that passed Congress on Friday.
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.
Fourteen years after 9/11, the U.S. government at last redeems the national honor by committing to care for and compensate the rescue and recovery workers who paid with their health and their lives by serving at Ground Zero.
WASHINGTON — The first responders and politicians who fought to reauthorize the Zadroga Act for 9/11 survivors took a victory lap Wednesday after it was included in a piece of must-pass legislation.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Shortly after Sen. Charles Schumer confirmed late Tuesday night that Congress included an extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the huge omnibus bill expected to pass on Friday, he got on the phone with retired FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer.