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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.
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.
Nick Poliseno is 37, but has the health problems of someone more than twice his age.
Three years after being diagnosed with the same respiratory disease that killed 9/11 hero James Zadroga, the former Ground Zero worker worries about who will care for his wife and two kids when he succumbs to the illness that’s killing him.
Treating 13,000 patients a year at the World Trade Center Health Program is hard enough for Dr. Michael Crane — now he has to work under a cloud of uncertainty since part of the Zadroga Act expired.
The health care program for 9/11 first responders expired at midnight Wednesday, but supporters expect to make it permanent long before it runs out of money sometime next year.
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and activists Thursday renewed their call for a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act a day after congressional authorization for the health program expired.