Congress Shorted 9/11 Responders by $12 Billion. One proposed bill would fill that gap, two others cover less than half.

The Huffington Post‘s Michael McAuliff wrote on November 11, 2015 an article detailing cuts between $11.5 billion and $14.5 billion that were made in the original Zadroga Act to ensure its eventual passage in 2010. Now that Congress has allowed Zadroga to expire, endangering 9/11 recovery workers, three extension bills are currently in Congress. Only one of these bills (H.R. 1786S. 928) considers the actual needs of the sick population. The others do not, and were written by Congressmembers who did not even consult anyone in the September 11th community.

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