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

Jul 19, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Another week has come and gone, and I wanted fill you in on what I’ve been up to.
Jul 15, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 9/11 first responders and health and compensation advocates to celebrate the overwhelming House passage of H.R. 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.

Jul 12, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This week was a good week. The President finally abandoned his racist, illegal attempt to rig the census, the House passed my Federal Employee Paid Leave Act, and we passed, by an overwhelming vote of 402-12, the Never Forget the Heroes Act to make permanent and fully fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

These are big wins for the people, for democracy, for working families, and for our 9/11 first responders and survivors.

 

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Jul 12, 2019 In The News
The House on Friday approved legislation to replenish a depleted federal fund to compensate emergency workers and others who became ill as a result of their work in the ruins of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, extending it for the lifetime of those who were at Sept. 11’s ground zero.
Jul 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Following House passage of the H.R. 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and lead bill sponsors Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) joined with first responders, survivors, victim’s families and advocates to celebrate this step in making the VCF permanent.
Jul 8, 2019 In The News
On Wednesday, we said our final farewell to NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, a true American hero. As I sat in the Immaculate Conception Church in my FDNY turnout coat, surrounded by his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue, I thought to myself; Detective Alvarez’s last call may be over, but it is up to us to finish his mission.
Jul 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the lead sponsors the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes Act (H.R. 1327/S. 546) announced that the bill will be renamed as the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. This action by Congressmembers Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) honors these brave first responders who not only answered the call on 9/11/2001 and in the weeks and months afterwards, but also came to exemplify the fight for permanent healthcare and compensation for the 9/11 community. The amendment to make this change will be introduced as the bill comes to the House floor.
Jul 3, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Ahead of tomorrow’s July 4th celebrations, I wanted to take the time to send out my weekly update. It may have been a shorter work week, but it was busy nonetheless.
Jun 28, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I hope you had a good week – I know I had a busy one with some key wins in Washington, DC – in Congress and at the Supreme Court. I’m thrilled to share good news on our fights to fully fund and make permanent the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and to ensure a full, fair, and accurate 2020 Census. This week, I also gathered with my colleagues to celebrate growing bipartisan support for a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum, the House passed the SAFE Act – a bill to better secure our elections against foreign interference, and I offered my Federal Employee Paid Leave Act as an amendment to the NDAA. More on all this below.
Jun 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Congressman Peter King (R-NY), sponsors of the H.R. 1327 Never Forget the Heroes Act, released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of 9/11 first responders that he will bring the bill to a vote on the Senate floor.