The federal government is now saying that cancer-striken Ground Zero 9/11 responders will not benefit from the Zadroga Act.
A group of 9/11 responders is in Washington, trying to convince lawmakers to give a helping hand to cops and firefighters.
When John Feal lost part of his foot while working as a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero, he was understandably miserable. “I thought I was feeling sorry for myself that I lost half a foot, then when you see all these people sick and dying. It was a no brainer,” Feal said.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Rep. Jerrold Nadler ripped Republican senators Friday for blocking the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
360 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress passed the War Hazards Compensation Act. It has now been over nine years since the attacks of 9/11.
Supporters of the 9/11 health bill feel they need just one more vote for the measure to pass in the U.S. Senate.
For the first time the president pledged to sign the 9/11 health bill into law. Now, if only Congress could get it to his desk. CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey spoke with a first responder who made a plea to the president himself.