The Act

Thanks to a coalition of 9/11 responders, survivors, labor unions, advocates and dedicated public officials, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act became law in 2010. It created two programs: the World Trade Center Health Program to provide medical monitoring and treatment for those impacted by the toxins at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and the Shanksville Crash Site, and it reopened the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to compensate injured responders, survivors and their families. In 2015 Congress renewed the Zadroga Act, authorizing the Health Program until 2090 and extending the Compensation Fund for 5 years. In 2019, with overwhelming bipartisan support, the Compensation Program was fully funded and authorized until 2090. Now that same coalition will have to work to get Congress to pass the “9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act” to fully fund the World Trade Center Health Program before it faces cutbacks for an impending funding shortfall starting in 2025.

Who We Are

Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act Inc. was created by the unions and advocates that wanted to make sure that Washington responded to the health crisis facing so many injured and ill 9/11 responders, survivors and their families. After being denied help for years, injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors from around the country, who are in every state and in 434 of 435 Congressional districts, who went to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Shanksville crash site, are now getting medical monitoring, treatment and compensation for their injuries they need and deserve. Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act works to make sure that Congress continues to support injured and ill 9/11 responders, survivors and their families.