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Promise Finally Kept: Zadroga Act Extended Until 2090 for Medical

Posted 12/18/15

In a move that prompted both exultation and relief among first-responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, Congress passed an $8.1-billion deal Dec. 18 to extend Federal benefits for sick Sept. 11 survivors.

After months of lobbying and behind-the-scenes wrang­ling, Congressional supporters of the Zadroga Act struck a deal to add the law’s renewal to a must-pass spending bill.

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