Zadroga Act: Lawmakers include $8.1B measure to renew program

On December 16, 2015, Tom Brune writes in  NY Newsday, “In a major victory for ailing first responders, congressional negotiators included an $8.1 billion measure to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package that was finalized and released Tuesday night, lawmakers said.

The measure would extend the World Trade Center Health Program for 75 years with $3.5 billion in funding to monitor and care for 73,000 responders and survivors. It also would provide $4.6 billion for the Victim’s [sic] Compensation Fund, which it renewed for another five years.

Now it’s all over except for the voting, which the House and Senate are expected to do later this week before they leave Washington for the scheduled start of the holiday recess.”

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