On September 29, the House of Representatives passed legislation known as the Zadroga Bill. This bill, if signed into law, will provide free health benefits for first responders to the attacks on 9/11. The bill was passed mostly on party lines by a vote of 268-160.
The full name of the legislation is the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The New York Daily News reports the bill will provide ongoing health benefits and more than $7 billion in compensation to the 9/11 rescue workers. The money is aimed at those with ailments linked to the toxic conditions at Ground Zero.