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WASHINGTON — The chronically ill heroes of 9/11 and their families received a long-overdue lifetime of health benefits Friday after a contentious congressional fight.
The House and Senate both voted to extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — giving coverage to those afflicted with Ground Zero-related health woes for the next 75 years.
Updated December 19, 2015 5:24 PM
By Maria Alvarez Special to Newsday
WASHINGTON -- Over 14 years after extremists hijacked airplanes to perpetrate the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in history, Congress voted Friday to permanently care for the thousands of police, firefighters and construction workers who are sick or dying because they responded to those attacks.
By Irene Plagianos | December 18, 2015 2:23pm |
LOWER MANHATTAN — It's a long-fought victory for the survivors and first responders of 9/11.
December 18, 2015, 12:33 pm
By Bradford Ricardson
A bill to provide healthcare benefits for the 9/11 first responders was included in the government-spending bill that passed Congress on Friday.
Updated December 18, 2015 7:09 PM
By Tom Brune email@example.com
WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan a trillion dollar spending bill to fund the government through next September, which includes an agreement to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.