- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York lawmakers are calling on new House Speaker Paul Ryan to extend a law renewing health benefits for Sept. 11 first responders.

Members of the city’s congressional delegation joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall on Monday to rally for renewal.

The Zadroga Act expired last month but has enough funding to last another year.

The legislation provides medical monitoring and treatment for those who responded to the terror attacks.

De Blasio said it was a matter of “fundamental fairness” to extend the legislation, especially since some illnesses may not manifest until years later.

The lone city member of the House Republican majority, Rep. Daniel Donovan, joined several Democrats to support the bill’s reauthorization.

A spokesman for Ryan did not immediately return a request for comment.



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