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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 9/11 survivors are calling out a group of lawmakers backing a new bill that would undermine the effort to revive the expiring Zadroga Act helping sick first responders.
For Ray Pfeifer, the repercussions from his days as a NYC firefighter responding in the aftermath of 9/11 are severe. From the World Trade Center cough to now stage four renal cancer that has spread to his bones has left him in a wheelchair.
A 9/11 cleanup worker who lost part of his foot at Ground Zero on Monday stood at the site of the terror attack and called the Virginia congressman trying to water down a bill that would help first responders “an a--hole.”
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.
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.
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.
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 -- 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 — 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 — 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.