Obama signs Sept. 11 first responders bill (‘the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act’)

President Barack Obama said Sunday he was honored to sign a bill to provide aid to survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks and first responders who became ill working in the ruins at the World Trade Center.The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was named after a police officer who died of a respiratory disease he contracted during the 9/11 rescue operations. The bill was one of the last measures Congress passed before adjourning in December. The $4.2 billion measure will be paid for with a fee on some foreign companies that get U.S. government procurement contracts

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