FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2010
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON APPROVAL OF THE JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT
“Today’s approval of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act by the House Energy and Commerce Committee is an important step towards ensuring that the appropriate resources are available to take care of those who need it most. The attacks of September 11th were an attack on this nation, and it’s only fitting that we as a nation take care of those who survived the attacks, and those who risked their lives to save others.
“I would like to thank everyone who helped get us to this point including the entire New York delegation, which has shown an unwavering commitment to this legislation, and in particular the House sponsors, Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler. I would also like to commend Chairman Waxman and the two New York City members on the Committee - Eliot Engel and Anthony Weiner - for their leadership in advancing the bill.”
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