FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2010
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON APPROVAL OF THE 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT BY THE HOUSE HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE
"Today's approval of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act by the House Health Subcommittee marks an important step in our effort to secure sustained medical monitoring and treatment for the first responders and survivors of the September 11th attacks. The events of that day were an attack on America, and addressing its health impacts demands a federal response. With this vote, Congress recognizes that important truth.
"I would like to thank Chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey, and the New York members of the subcommittee – Representatives Anthony Weiner and Eliot Engel – who helped make this outcome possible. I would also like to commend the hard work and dedication of Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler who have worked for years to move this important legislation.
"I look forward to passage by the full House and to working with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senate sponsor, and Senator Chuck Schumer on moving this bill in the Senate in the near future."
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