James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
City Council introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.
The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at ground zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site. Residents, workers and those whose claims to the first fund were denied can apply beginning today.
After a last-minute compromise, Congress passed legislation Wednesday to provide new aid to survivors of the September 2001 terrorism attack on the World Trade Center.
Senators Schumer and Gillibrand joined 9/11 first responders at a news conference in Washington Tuesday afternoon urging Congress to “heed the call” and “pass the bill.”
Sen. Schumer took offense to Sen. McCain’s comments that the Senate was “fooling around” with the 9/11 health bill. Meanwhile, Sen. Gillibrand said she was hopeful the measure would pass soon.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Rep. Jerrold Nadler ripped Republican senators Friday for blocking the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.