Maloney Statement on final passage of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation extension

Dec 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on final passage of the Omnibus spending bill. The legislation included provisions to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act,  for which Maloney is the lead sponsor:

“After 9/11, I became concerned about the health effects of exposure to toxins at Ground Zero. Eleven years ago I introduced the first 9/11 health bill. Five years ago we got it passed. This week we made it permanent. Never again will survivors and responders be forced to walk the halls of Congress, begging for their health care. Congress has taken bipartisan action to do right by the heroes of 9/11.”

“After 15 years, the heroes and survivors of 9/11 will know that their health care is permanent and their compensation is full. Congress has spoken. It is all thanks to the men and women who made that long trip to Washington to walk the halls of Congress and remind us all that we should not and cannot ever forget.”