Officials, 9/11 survivors celebrate Zadroga extension

Local lawmakers joined first responders and survivors of the September 11th terror attacks to celebrate the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law extension.

The Zadroga Act extension was included in Congress'  $1 trillion dollar year-end spending bill that was passed Friday.

It permanently extends the health care program for 9/11 first responders through 2090.

Friday’s spending bill also pays an additional $4.6 billion into the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through 2021.

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