NY Lawmakers Applaud Passage Of 9/11 Health Bill After Congress OKs Year-End Budget DealThe House on Friday easily passed a $1.14 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September, which includes an agreement to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Flood Victims Frustrated Over Lack Of Disaster Aid FundsIf Congress doesn't act on the spending bill, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says disaster relief could run out this week.
GOP, Dem Senators Say Gov't Shutdown AvoidableSchumer told reporters that letting it happen would be a disaster not just for federal workers, but retirees, veterans and anyone else getting federal checks.

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