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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.
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.
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.
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.
Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio has passed one test of fitness to lead America.
WASHINGTON – In what 9/11 survivor advocates are calling an "important step forward," House Republicans on a key committee met about the Zadroga Act Wednesday, with many privately voicing support for a permanent reauthorization.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The movement to pass a permanent extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has gained momentum Wednesday, with one of the two House committees involved expressing support.
WASHINGTON – A key House committee will consider renewing the World Trade Center Health Program permanently instead of for the five years originally proposed, several New York lawmakers said Wednesday .
The change, which the House Energy and Commerce Committee declined to confirm, would be included in legislation reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.