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Politicians, first responders and advocates converged near the World Trade Center Monday to deride a Republican proposal that they claim guts the Zadroga Act and leaves firefighters, cops and others suffering toxic effects of 9/11 without the health care and compensation they deserve.
Elected officials and supporters of the Zadroga Act say a Republican proposal to temporarily extend the bill has fallen short.
The program that monitors and treats September 11th first responders expired in September after Congress failed to renew it.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y) and other Democratic lawmakers on Monday will join firefighters who are demanding healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders.
The healthcare fund for the firefighters and police officers who were diagnosed with cancer and other diseases after responding to the terrorist attacks began to expire last month.
WASHINGTON — A bill introduced in the House on Thursday would tap a criminal forfeiture fund to continue paying compensation to family members of people who died on 9/11 or succumbed later to related illnesses.
WASHINGTON — Advocates for the heroes and victims of 9/11 are howling over a half-hearted new Republican proposal to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans Thursday filed bills to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Act's health and compensation programs for first responders, but only for another five years.
WASHINGTON — Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Making the World Trade Center Health Program permanent would cost about $4.4 billion over 10 years. Extending the Victims Compensation Fund would cost billions more.
At 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, Congress missed an important deadline to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and that, my friends, is totally unacceptable.