9/11 Health and Compensation

On January 2, 2011, President Obama Signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R. 847) into law. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney spent nearly a decade fighting to pass this important law, which has provided medical monitoring, treatment, and compensation to those sick and injured from the September 11th attacks.

The Zadroga Act’s two critical programs providing medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 heroes – the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – were set to shut down and stop providing medical care and compensation by October 2016. 

The World Trade Center Health Program was permanently extended, and an additional $4.6 billion was provided to fully fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 signed into law December 18, 2015.

More details on the Zadroga Act are available here:

Resources for the sick and injured:

For other legistlation and related documents click here.

 

More on 9/11 Health and Compensation

Apr 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) this week appealed to FTC Acting Chair Maureen K. Ohlhausen to open a formal investigation into reports that individuals are impersonating September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) professionals to steal first responders’ and survivors’ information. The members are the original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act which established the VCF.

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King’s (R-NY) request that the OMB abandon its proposal to change the structure of the World Trade Center Health Program, Director Mick Mulvaney doubled down on defending this move. The members, the sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act which created the program, released the following statement in response to Director Mulvaney’s letter.

Mar 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), the original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, today led a bipartisan group of 32 other members from the Tri-State Area in urging Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to withdraw his proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Mar 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON – Comedian Jon Stewart joined 9/11 first responders at the Capitol Monday to speak against proposed changes to World Trade Center Health Program tucked inside President Trump’s 2019 budget.

“I cannot believe that a fellow New Yorker, President Trump, has been fully briefed and is in agreement with OMB’s [the Office of Management & Budget] decision,” said Terence Opiola, 50, a retired Homeland Security Special Agent who suffers from 9/11-related leukemia and respiratory ailments.

Mar 5, 2018 In The News

Former late-night host Jon Stewart joined New York lawmakers on Monday to call on the White House to withdraw a proposal to reorganize the health-care program for 9/11 first responders.

In a press conference outside the Capitol alongside first responders, Stewart said President Trump should "put a stop" to the effort.

Mar 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – 9/11 Health Program beneficiaries and advocates came together at the Capitol today to demand that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney withdraw his ill-thought out proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) direction.

Feb 18, 2018 In The News

Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.

Currently, the World Trade Center Health Program is housed within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. That agency, in turn, is under the umbrella of the Centers for Disease Control.

Feb 18, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, urged Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to withdraw it’s “ill-thought out proposal” to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) direction.

Jan 5, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and Congressman Peter King, co-sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, released the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. James Melius who helped draft the landmark legislation.

Nov 18, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan group of New York Congress members are pushing the Department of Labor to recognize a specific type of cancer known to afflict 9/11 first responders.

The Labor Department has refused to accept the causal link between chronic lymphocytic leukemia and time spent at Ground Zero — a decision that means federal employees who worked on contaminated sites after the terrorist attacks may not be able to access full benefits.

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