House Vote Expected on 9/11 Health Bill
July 28, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act at the end of July. This is the first time that the legislation will be taken up by the House, after passing the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
In advance of the vote, Mayor Bloomberg sent a letter to all House members stating “This legislation would achieve what WTC responders, area residents, and other survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have long been seeking: sustained funding to treat those who are sick or could become sick as a result of 9/11; continued research on potential WTC health effects; and the re-opening of the Victim Compensation Fund, which ensures that those harmed as a result of 9/11 are fairly compensated without having to show that anyone other than the terrorists was at fault.”
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