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9/11 Health - News and Events - 9-11 Worker Protection Task Force Interim Report

President's 2010 Budget Adds $70 Million for 9/11 Health Care
May 8, 2009

President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2010 includes more than $70 million in new funding for the medical screening and treatment of people affected by 9/11.

"I am encouraged by the inclusion of over $70 million in funding for World Trade Center Health Programs in President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2010," said Mayor Bloomberg. "We still face the need for a long-term solution, which is why I support federal legislation to provide sustained funding that allows us to address the current and future health problems created by 9/11, as well as past injuries and illnesses. I will continue to work with Congress to ensure that the men and women who bravely answered the call of duty when our nation was attacked receive the health care that they deserve, and to present a bill for President Obama's signature before another anniversary of the attacks passes."

Congress expects to pass the budget with President Obama’s support in the fall.


 
 

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