House will include Zadroga reauthorization in omnibus spending bill

  • Source: new york daily news
  • Published: 12/11/2015 12:00 AM

Finally, some good news for 9/11 survivors. House Speaker Paul Ryan told members of his conference Thursday morning that Congress will reauthorize the Zadroga Act in a comprehensive spending bill that will come up for a vote next week. "Speaker Ryan told me this morning that the Zadroga Act, which funds health screenings and treatments for 9/11 first responders, is in the large spending bill that will pass next week," Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) said in a statement. "We spent months fighting side-by-side with American heroes — with men and women who shouldn't have to shoulder this burden because they are already fighting for their lives — to make our case. I've said all along that on the merits, we will win," he added. Ryan's office confirmed that he's committed to push it through, as he's promised to for weeks, though they wouldn't say specifically that it will be in a must-pass omnibus to keep the government funded and not a separate tax extenders bill.


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