Lawmakers Near Deal To Extend Health Program for 9/11 Rescue Workers for Five Years
Congressional negotiators are nearing a compromise deal to extend funding for a federal program that provides health care and financial compensation to rescue workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to lawmakers and aides familiar with the negotiations. Without action, both program is scheduled to expire in 2016. The compromise proposal would provide nearly $2.78 billion to reauthorize the program for an additional five years.
- "Lawmakers Nearing Deal on 9/11 Responder Benefits Bill" (Lillis, The Hill, 12/2).