Congress members propose extending James Zadroga Act permanently

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Congress members primarily from New York are urging their colleagues across the country to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that provides health care and financial compensation to those who fell ill following the September 11 attacks.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) led a press conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C., surrounded by senators and representatives from both parties, noting the importance of extending the life of the act, part of which is set to expire in October.

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