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Dec 11, 2015 In The News

Calling it the “ultimate irony,” New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton lobbied Congress for 9/11 first responders’ health benefits as lawmakers held hearings on terrorism. A deal is promised, but advocates ask only for action.

Dec 11, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Just when it looked like a new 9/11 health and compensation law was on the brink of being finalized -- and after House Speaker Paul Ryan threw his support behind it -- sources told The Huffington Post troubling last-minutes snags were emerging.

Dec 10, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congress has made significant progress toward passing a renewal of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, New York lawmakers said Thursday, but they were quick to counsel caution by quoting Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

Dec 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNewYork) — The battle to extend health benefits for 9/11 first responders goes on in Congress. And now, advocates hope to beat an end-of-the-session deadline this week.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and 9/11 first responders are furious that the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has not been renewed, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.

Dec 7, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON - If Congress doesn't move to reauthorize the Zadroga Act for 9/11 survivors by Thursday, a top advocate isn't going to move from Congress.

Dec 7, 2015 In The News

On October 1, the World Trade Center Health Program expired. The legislation helped pay for the medical costs of 9/11 first responders; hundreds have already died from illnesses stemming from the awful things they had to inhale at Ground Zero in the years since September 11, 2001. 

Dec 6, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — New York lawmakers renewed their demands for Congress to fully extend health care coverage for 9/11 first responders.

The Zadroga Act provides medical screenings and treatment for responders exposed to toxic substances at Ground Zero.

As WCBS-880’s Stephanie Colombini reported, the long fight to get the act extended is still not over.

Dec 6, 2015 In The News

Standing in the shadow of the towering rebuilt World Trade Center, scores of firefighters and police officers, led by Mayor Bill de Blasio and two United States senators from New York, rallied on Sunday to press Congres

Dec 3, 2015 In The News

Congressional leaders have reached a tentative deal to renew the Zadroga Act but limit 9/11 survivors’ economic benefits to another five years and $4.6 billion, sources close to the negotiations have told THE CHIEF-LEADER.

Dec 3, 2015 In The News

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.

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