WASHINGTON (CBS 2) — Legislation to help 9/11 first responders sickened by toxic dust at Ground Zero was expected to face a key test vote in the Senate Wednesday.
Supporters of the James Zadroga Health Care Bill were in D.C., pushing for passage.READ MORE: Manhattan, Brooklyn Residents Sue City To Stop Permanent Outdoor Dining
“The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Bill is crucial. It will finally provide justice for the thousands of brave responders and survivors who are sick because of their exposure to the toxic air during 9/11’s aftermath,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan).READ MORE: 'Phantom Of The Opera,' Broadway's Longest Running Show, Resumes Performances
Zadroga, a New York City police officer and first responder, died in 2006 from a respiratory disease contracted while working at Ground Zero.MORE NEWS: Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates 80th Birthday In Harlem