For 9/11-Responder Advocates, Drama in Spending Deal’s Final Days

Advocates of the Zadroga Act hope the spending package will include support for responders.

Jack McNamara, 9, second from right, holds a sign on behalf of his late father during a rally calling for the funding of the Zadroga Act on Sunday in New York. John McNamara, who served in the New York Fire Department, worked at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks and died in 2009 of cancer. The Act, which funds medical care for 9/11 first-responders, is set to expire and was not included in the transportation bill that passed the Senate earlier this week.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
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