Maloney, Nadler, King & Donovan cautiously optimistic about efforts to permanently extend Zadroga Act’s World Trade Center Health Program
WASHINGTON – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY), and Dan Donovan (R-NY) today released the following statement on growing support for a permanent reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:
“With more than 250 House cosponsors, and 66 Senate cosponsors, it is clear that a strong bipartisan majority of Congress supports a permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
“Recently, the Energy and Commerce Committee released a draft of legislation to extend the health program for just 5 years. This draft has led to positive preliminary discussions, and support for a permanent health program is gaining momentum.
“This is a step in the right direction, but we need to continue making the case for a permanent bill. It is far too early to declare victory, and we’re not going to let up in our efforts until we get a bill to the President’s desk.”