New Jersey Senators To Congress: Extend Zadroga Act Permanently

New Jersey Senators To Congress: Extend Zadroga Act Permanently

CBS New York


New Jersey’s U.S. senators teamed up Monday in calling for Congress to permanently reauthorize a health care law helping Sept. 11 first responders.

Parts of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which offers health screenings and financial aid to sick 9/11 first responders, have already expired. If nothing is done, the law, which covers 30,000 people, will completely lapse in late 2016.

“This reauthorization is a no-brainer,” Sen. Robert Mendendez, D-N.J., said Monday in Elizabeth.

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