Aid 9/11 heroes

On September 11, 2001, when thousands of innocent men and women lost their lives, tens of thousands more came to their assistance. We as a nation saw greater acts of heroism than we could have imagined:
Tragically, in the nine years since the attack, more than 30,000 responders and survivors from across the country have had to receive medical treatment due to their exposure to Ground Zero toxins and are waiting for Congress to pass legislation to ensure that they can continue to get the care they need. Approximately 6,600 individuals from Queens are enrolled in the WTC Health Registry.
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the bill that can bring care to those who’ve fallen ill, has been tied up by politics as usual in Congress.
In September, the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s time to keep our promise to them, and pass this bill in the U.S. Senate during the lame duck session of Congress.
I’m urging my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do what they know is right, and support this legislation.

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