Maloney, Nadler Urge Federal Government to Release 9/11 Health Funding
May 12, 2010
Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler are urging the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve funding for federal programs to monitor and treat the health of those affected by 9/11. In response, OMB released funding for the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program at FDNY and the Mount Sinai Consortium.
However, New York City is still awaiting final approval for $3.5 million in federal funding for its NYC 9/11 Benefit Program for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. In addition, approval for supplemental funding of the WTC Health Registry is also pending. Without a finalized budget that provides for adequate funding, the Registry will have to eliminate an upcoming 2010-2011 health survey. It also would be unable to support ongoing research on cancers and other emerging conditions.