Category Archives: Health Issues

Press release – More than 100 House Members Back Permanent Extension of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law

Health and compensation for injured and ill 9/11 survivors and responders set to expire without Congressional action WASHINGTON –Support for a permanent extension of the programs established to aid ailing 9/11 responders and survivors reached a critical milestone today with 102 Members of the House of Representatives, including 24 Republicans, now backing the effort. The […]

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State extends September 11 task force for five years

Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle A bipartisan bill sponsored by two Brooklyn lawmakers to extend the life of a September 11 task force that assists first responders has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo signed into law legislation to extend the September 11 Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years. The […]

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Editorial: Extend Zadroga as long as 9/11 heroes need

Lower Hudson Journal News editorial  A House committee hearing just weeks ago had to relocate to a bigger meeting room when dozens of New York City firefighters showed up, determined to win reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Many first responders offered emotional testimony. The Zadroga Act offers health treatment for […]

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