Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act 4/15/19: Never Forget the Heroes Bill Supported by More than Half the House

Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act

Maloney, Nadler, King Announce Half of House of Representatives Now Cosponsoring Bill to Fully Fund and Renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON, DC– Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), chief House sponsors of the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act today announced that the bill has the support of more than half of the House of Representatives. 226 total members of the House now are now cosponsoring the bill.

The bipartisan legislation would ensure that all 9/11 first responders and survivors who have been injured by the toxins at Ground Zero and have certified 9/11 illnesses would receive their full compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) now and into the future as more become ill with 9/11-related diseases. The bill would also close the funding gap announced earlier this year by the VCF Special Master.

“We’re incredibly proud that a majority of the House believes we must fulfil our promise to ‘Never Forget’ those harmed by 9/11 and we’re not done yet. We intend to keep working with our partners in Congress and in the 9/11 community to secure the support of the overwhelming majority of the House as we move this bill through the process.

“We could never have reached this milestone without the countless hours spent by first responders, survivors, and family members of victims advocating for this bill and the VCF program. These men and women, many of whom are suffering from 9/11-related diseases, are heroes and we are eternally grateful for all they are doing on behalf of the tens of thousands of people from all over the country that they represent. We cannot let them down.”

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