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COUNCIL MEMBERS & ADVOCATES RALLY BEFORE VOTE ON RESOLUTION CALLING ON CONGRESS TO RENEW THE JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH & COMPENSATION ACT
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Congress members primarily from New York are urging their colleagues across the country to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that provides health care and financial compensation to those who fell ill following the September 11 attacks.
City Council members plan to rally Thursday morning calling on Congress to re-up its medical support for New Yorkers affected by 9/11 attacks.
The body will pass a resolution that urges Washington to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, according to Councilwoman Margaret Chin's office.
Washington, D.C. – After nearly a decade long fight to stand by our first responders who answered the call of duty on September 11th, Congress finally fulfilled its moral obligation in late 2010 and provided our 9/11 heroes with the health care and financial compensation they deserved by passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Members of Congress are being forewarned that Sept. 11 is their deadline for passing legislation to make permanent the health benefits and victims compensation funds for people who worked in the recovery and clean up at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.
“After that date we will either be your BFF or your biggest pains in the asses,’’ John Feal warned members of Congress Tuesday.
The battle to extend federal funding for medical treatment and monetary assistance for sickened 9/11 rescue and recovery workers has reached a key turning point.
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