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

Jun 14, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, We had a good week in Washington, DC as two of my bills were passed by committees and will be heading to the House floor. But before I tell you more about that, I want to invite you to two events.
Jun 14, 2019 In The News
On May 14, Candidus Henry died from glioblastoma, a rare brain cancer. His death added to the growing number of Americans killed by the September 11 attacks. He worked construction, and after the attacks he was assigned to Ground Zero, where he washed dust and cleaned debris off trucks as they left the pile of toxic rubble that once was the Twin Towers.
Jun 12, 2019 In The News
The heroes and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks are one step closer to getting life-long medical support.
Jun 12, 2019 In The News
Victims and first responders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks could continue receiving compensation through fiscal year 2090 under a bill approved Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee.
Jun 12, 2019 In The News
On Tuesday, former Daily Show host and frequent advocate for 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart appeared before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, encouraging representatives to vote on Wednesday to re-up the funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. But Stewart, who appeared alongside World Trade Center emergency workers, became frustrated when only a little over half of the subcommittee members showed up.
Jun 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), today celebrated committee passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act. Reps. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) introduced HR1327 on February 25, 2019. The bill currently has 312 bipartisan cosponsors, 81 of which are Republicans.

Jun 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After testifying at today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing The Need to Reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), sponsor of H.R.1327, the Never Forget the Heroes Act, released the following statement:

“Today’s hearing and the testimony we heard all boils down to one point; 9/11 first responders and survivors were there for us then. Now, we need to be there for them.

Jun 11, 2019 In The News
What can bring together a Republican from farm country and a Democrat from midtown Manhattan? Our 9/11 heroes.
May 31, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It has been a busy district work week here in NYC. After several weeks of votes in DC, it is great to have time to meet with constituents, receive updates on local projects and hear from community leaders. Here is a wrap up of these meetings and events.
May 29, 2019 In The News
Politicians and advocates rallied in lower Manhattan Wednesday in support of a federal bill that would permanently authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.