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Congress Reaches Deal To Extend ‘Zadroga,’ But Strings Attached

Posted 12/7/15

Congressional leaders have reached a tentative deal to renew the Zadroga Act but limit 9/11 survivors’ economic benefits to another five years and $4.6 billion, sources close to the negotiations have told THE CHIEF-LEADER.

A bill to permanently extend the benefits for sick Sept. 11 victims has gathered wide support in both Houses of Congress, with more than enough sponsors to overcome a Senate filibuster.

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