NEW YORK — New York representatives are promoting President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" legislation, and highlighting the $2.8 billion it contains for the World Trade Center Health Program.
Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler joined with fire officials for a news conference in Manhattan on Tuesday.
The program provides treatment for 110,000 9/11 first responders and survivors.
According to the FDNY, nearly 75% of its members who worked at the World Trade Center site now have some form of long-term illness.
The nearly $2 trillion legislation passed the House earlier this month, but it faces an uphill battle in the Senate.