Ground Zero is rallying point for political push to renew Zadroga bill

Politicians, labor officials, advocates and responders gathered near Ground Zero Monday — three days before the 13th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks — to pledge extending the federal James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for 25 years beyond 2016, when funding is set to expire.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) and Peter King (R-Seaford) said they will introduce legislation later this month to continue programs funded under the law through 2041.

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