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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.
House negotiators are nearing an agreement on legislation extending compensation and health benefits to the victims of 9/11 and its aftermath.
The effort to reauthorize the James Zadroga Act has been set back by disagreements over the length of renewal and the question of how to pay the multi-billion dollar tab.
WASHINGTON -- The American flag outside the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) in the Russell Senate Office Building was hanging a little off-kilter Wednesday morning.
A deal fell to renew health care programs for first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack fell through this week, sending congressional negotiators scrambling to find a solution and members in both chambers and parties pointing fingers of blame.
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.
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.
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.