H.R. 847 IS GETTING INTRODUCED INTO THE SENATE TOMORROW!!!
To me, getting this bill passed is like winning half the battle. Well, 1/3 of the battle. Bringing about justice for the 9/11 attacks, and reversing everything that has happened in the name of that day to the best of our ability would be the other 2/3. - Jon
GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, LAUTENBERG, MENENDEZ TO INTRODUCE JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT IN THE U.S. SENATE
Today at 8:07pm
First Time Comprehensive 9/11 Health Legislation Will Be Introduced In Senate
Mayor Bloomberg and Representatives Maloney, Nadler, King, and McMahon to Join Gillibrand to Help Provide Treatment for Community Members, First Responders Suffering From 9/11-Related Health Effects
Joseph Zadroga, Fire Lt. Marty Fullam, Others Affected by Rescue and Clean-Up Efforts to Tell Their Stories
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be joined by Senators Charles E. Schumer, Frank R. Lautenberg, and Robert Menendez and Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Peter King and Michael McMahon, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 first responders, construction workers, clean-up workers and community members who have suffered from the long term health effects of working at Ground Zero to introduce the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – the first comprehensive 9/11 health legislation to ever be introduced in the U.S. Senate.
Thousands were lost on the morning of September 11, 2001, but today, thousands more – including first responders, area residents, workers, students and others – are sick and getting sicker from exposure to toxins released from the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers.
The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act would ensure proper monitoring and treatment for the innocent men, women and children that face life-threatening health effects due to the toxins released at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
WHO: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
Senator Robert Menendez
Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Peter King, Michael E. McMahon
Joseph Zadroga, father of James Zadroga, the first known death from 9/11-related illness
Fire Lt. Marty Fullam
Ken George, city worker involved in clean-up efforts
Other First Responders, Construction Workers, Clean-Up Workers
New York City Area Residents
DATE: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: 301 Russell Senate Office Building