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Yearly Archives: 2015

9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization – You Won the Long, Good Fight for the Medical Benefits You Deserve!

December 21, 2015

By on 9/11 Cancers

So many people were involved in this amazing grass-roots effort to help hero 9/11 first responders that it is impossible to single out only a few. And even if one could single out the most important players in getting the Zadroga Act through Congress, they are the types that would prefer to remain anonymous, humble carriers of this great cause.

9/11 First Responders Make Final Push for Zadroga Act Extension

December 9, 2015

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But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), who has publicly said he supports passage, wants to add certain “pay-fors” in order to fund the spending needed for both the health care and compensation portions of the Zadroga Extension. He is willing to add the Zadroga Act Extension to the Omnibus bill which Congress votes on this Friday only if he gets his “pay-fors”.

Senator Marco Rubio Announces Support for Zadroga Act Extension to Protect 9/11 Cancer Victims

November 18, 2015

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In light of the recent ISIS attacks in Paris, and the strong likelihood that the United States will need it’s first responders to selflessly rescue and recover more American victims in the future after future attacks similar to 9/11, the need to pass the Zadroga Act re-authorization is more urgent than ever. Medical care for 9/11 responders has already expired. It is time that the House and Senate work out any legislative differences and allow the Zadroga Act Extension bill to come to the vote on the floor.