For Immediate Release: June 10, 2015
Contact: Benjamin Chevat
Advocates for Injured and Ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors Applaud Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Zadroga Reauthorization
Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act applauds House Energy and Commerce Chairman Upton (R MI), Health Subcommittee Chair Pitts (R PA), and Ranking Members Pallone (D NJ) and Green (D TX) for kickstarting the process to reauthorize programs providing critical care and compensation to 9/11 responders and survivors by holding a Legislative Hearing on HR 1786, the bi partisan, “The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.”
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was signed into law in 2011, will expire unless Congress takes action now to renew it. The legislation provides health care and economic compensation to those who lost their health as well as to the families of those who died since 9/11 from related injuries.
“Tomorrow, in a very positive step, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, becomes the first Committee of Congress to start the reauthorization process by holding a hearing on HR 1786 “The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.”
“Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act, on behalf of thousands of injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors from across the country, applaud Chairmen Upton and Pitts and Ranking Members Pallone and Green for the taking the initiative to start the reauthorization process. We thank the committee for making such early and significant progress on this issue.
“We look forward to the hearing and to working with the Committee on advancing this crucial legislation.”
The Hearing will be at 10:15 AM in 2123, Rayburn House Office Building.
Here you can find information on the hearing: http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-hr-1786-james-zadroga-911-health-and-compensation-reauthorization-act
A webcast of the hearing will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-hr-1786-james-zadroga-911-health-and-compensation-reauthorization-act#video
Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act is a coalition of advocates who are working to make sure that Washington does the right thing and renews and extends the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. More than 30,000 sick and injured 9/11 responders and survivors depend on the medical treatment and the compensation programs provided by this law.