Zadroga 9/11 health bill will head back to the House for a vote, N.Y. reps say

NY Daily News, September 9, 2010

The James Zadroga 9/11 health bill is heading back to the House floor for a vote this month, elected officials announced Wednesday.

The measure, which was killed by House Republicans in July, should be back on the floor for a vote during the week of Sept. 20.

"For nine long years, this government has failed to pay the debt owed to these people," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan), a co-sponsor of the bill, said at a rally near Ground Zero on Wednesday.

"The votes are there," vowed Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.). "If this comes up for a vote the week of Sept. 20 - and I'm gratified to hear that it will - it will pass."

The proposed $7.4 billion measure, named for the late NYPD Detective James Zadroga, would provide health care and compensation for thousands suffering from a wide range of illnesses after working in the toxic World Trade Center ruins. Many first responders now suffer from respiratory, gastrointestinal and other illnesses.


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