Joint Statement from Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer on 9/11 Health Bill

For Immediate Release:

September 24, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) announced today that they will bring The James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act to the floor for a vote next week.  This bill provides funding for a health initiative to monitor and treat responders and community residents for health conditions related to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and compensation for those physically injured by those attacks or by response activities and debris removal.

 
The leaders issued the following joint statement:
 
“Next week, we will bring The James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act to the floor for a vote.  It is our hope that we will have a strong, bipartisan vote to pass this critical legislation.  
 
“We would also like to recognize the tireless work of the New York delegation in guiding this bill through the legislative process to benefit those who rose to the occasion on 9/11.”  
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