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WASHINGTON — The long, hard fight to reauthorize funds for 9/11 survivors is finally coming to an end.
WASHINGTON — The World Trade Center Health Program would be renewed until 2090 under legislation to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
The legislation is part of a must-pass omnibus spending bill released early Wednesday morning. Congress is expected to pass the spending bill Friday.
In a major victory for ailing first responders, congressional negotiators included an $8.1 billion measure to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package that was finalized and released Tuesday night, lawmakers said.
Congress is set to permanently fund the 9/11 health care bill known as the Zadroga Act -- a major win for emergency first responders. The vote this week will provide them with medical treatment for life. NY1 Washington bureau reporter Geoff Bennett was first to report the deal-making in the House and has the story.
Congress is expected to approve the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — There’s new hope that the law providing health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 attacks will continue.
Emergency workers who responded to the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 will have their health coverage extended as part of a $1.1tn government spending bill passed by Congress on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON -- A new bill to aid ailing 9/11 responders was on the cusp of completion Tuesday, with legislators and staff scrambling to tie up the last details, lawmakers and sources said.
When all is said and done, the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act should weigh in at about $8 billion.
WASHINGTON -- Congress is finally responding.
Over 14 years after terrorists hijacked planes to strike the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, lawmakers on Capitol Hill cut a deal Tuesday to provide effectively permanent health care for the thousands of Americans who are now sick and dying because they came forward to help that day.
The first responders and survivors of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, share a common bond.