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As Build Back Better Bill Flounders, 9/11 Health Advocates Eye Plan B

By BOB HENNELLY bhennelly@thechiefleader.com
Posted 2/2/22

Last November, first-responder unions and 9/11 World Trade Center health advocates cheered when the House of Representatives passed President Biden's $1.8 trillion Build Back Better agenda, which included almost $3 billion to fund the 9/11 WTC Health Program, which was scheduled to run out of funds by 2025.

Now, due to resistance to Build Back Better from Senate Republicans and Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema over its size, President Biden conceded earlier this month that his supporters would have to be satisfied with "pieces" of it being enacted.

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