James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
January 5, 2016
The IAVA Team celebrated a huge victory on December 18, 2015 with the Congressional passage of the FY 2016 Omnibus spending bill, which includes key provisions of the Zadroga Act that permanently extended the health care program for 9/11 First Responders. Congress let it expire in September 2015 and IAVA made convincing Congress to correct their shortfall a top priority for passage by the end of the year.
The House voted 316 – 113 and shortly after the Senate followed suit with a vote of 65 – 33, sending the bill to the White House where President Obama is expected to sign it.