Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act 6/9/19: Hearing for Never Forget the Heroes Bill

Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act
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Below is the Hearing Notice for the Tuesday, June 11th, House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Reauthorizing September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Over 300 bipartisan Members of the House of Representatives are now co-sponsors of HR. 1327 , “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.”

You can go to the Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act website here and see if your Member of Congress is a sponsor.

If they are, please thank them.  If not, ask them to join their colleagues in sponsoring the legislation that would fully fund and extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

The full hearing will be live streamed.

June 11: House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Reauthorizing 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C. – On June 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). On February 15, 2019, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund announced that due to a funding shortfall, injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors will receive cuts to the awards that they were expecting of 50% for pending claims and 70% for future claims. The hearing will focus on the need to reverse those cuts and to permanently reauthorize the VCF to ensure that 9/11 first responders and survivors who become sick with certified 9/11 illnesses in the future would be covered by the program.

Witnesses:       

Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Lila Nordstrom, 9/11 Survivor

Thomas J. Mohnal, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Ret.) and 9/11 Responder

Michael O’Connell, Lieutenant, Fire Department of New York (Ret.) and 9/11 Responder

Jacqueline Moline, M.D., Chair, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Anesta Maria St. Rose Henry, Widow of Candidus Henry, Construction Worker and 9/11 Responder

Luis Alvarez, Detective, New York Police Department (Ret.) and 9/11Responder                 

Jon Stewart, Advocate for 9/11 Responders and Survivors

Date: June 11, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Washington D.C.

Livestream: The hearing will stream live here.

Benjamin Chevat

 

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