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Carolyn M.
Democrat NY 12

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  • James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Renewal

    by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, you have told us over and over again that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will be passed in this year.

    Well, the clock is running out. The time is here to live up to our pledge that ``we will never forget.'' We lost 3,000 innocent people on 9/11, but thousands more lost their health care and are sick and dying. They are coming to this Congress praying for their health care.

    It is a national disgrace that we have not responded to our responders. Yet everyone agrees. Leaders on both sides of the aisle have pledged to do this before the end of the year. Yet, even when we all agree, we still seem to do nothing. As Jon Stewart so succinctly put it: Congress has become the last responders.

    It is time for the last responders to respond to the first responders and give them the health care and support they so justly deserve.


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