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.
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.
Executive Director Citizens for Extension of the James Zadroga Act, Inc.