Reps. Nadler and Maloney applaud passage of 9/11 Memorial Act
Washington, D.C. -- Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in support of the 9/11 Memorial Act, which passed the House of Representative today:
“In the years since the September 11, 2001 attacks, Congress has come together to rebuild New York and support the responders, survivors, and families of the victims. Last year, we reauthorized the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – providing health care and support to 33,000 responders and survivors in all 50 states and 429 congressional districts. Congress has also invested millions of dollars to help rebuild Lower Manhattan and should now support the World Trade Center memorial site – a national memorial for a national tragedy. It is a site of remembrance and hope; a place for every American to come and reflect on what happened and to renew our promise to never forget.
“That is why we are pleased to cosponsor legislation introduced by our colleague from New Jersey to provide federal recognition and support for the memorial. This legislation will help ensure the memorial continues to provide a sacred and inspiring spot for generations to come. We appreciate the bipartisan support of the members of the Natural Resources Committee and House leadership in bringing the bill to the floor today, and look forward to working with our colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee every year to ensure that the National 9/11 Memorial receives appropriate levels of funding. Going forward, it will be important for us to maintain open communication with the Department of the Interior to ensure the money is spent wisely and achieves our shared goal of ensuring the memorial remains a spot of reflection and peace accessible to millions of visitors every year.”