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Posted on August 12, 2015

N.Y. politicians will push to extend 9/11 care act, but it’s a tough sell

WASHINGTON — Ahead of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, New York lawmakers are launching what they say will be a tough fight to extend a law providing health care and compensation to first responders and others sickened by toxic air after 9/11.

Joined by Mayor de Blasio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) and Pete King (R-L.I.) will announce at a Monday news conference legislation in both congressional chambers to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

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