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    Default The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act has passed and will be signed into law. The Zadroga bill would provide long-term funding to continue medical monitoring and treatment programs for people with illnesses related to the World Trade Center attacks. It would also open a victims compensation fund for the sick and survivors of those who have died.
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    Kudos to Jon Stewart for taking up this issue with a one hour long episode with representatives and Shep Smith from Fox News for naming all the GOP senators who voted No.

    This should have been done earlier this year but wasn't because of blind partisanship. The worst excuses the last two weeks were from Sen. Kyl (R-AZ). His statements were by far the most lame.

    Now let's hope those that need this help will get it in time.
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    everybody who voted against it should have to be made to stand up and account for himself or herself to the first responder community...starting at my firehouse
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    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    everybody who voted against it should have to be made to stand up and account for himself or herself to the first responder community...starting at my firehouse
    I'd pay to watch that.
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    Excellent news on an extremely sad day ....
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    Obama quietly signed the Zadroga bill Sunday and put into law a $4.3 billion commitment to help ailing 9/11 responders and volunteers. Obama put his ornate signature to the legislation in private during his Hawaiian vacation, foregoing the usual fanfare of a major bill signing ceremony. But the friends of the bill's namesake were satisfied. "It was a bittersweet battle and this is a bittersweet victory," said Joseph Zadroga, the father of James Zadroga, an NYPD detective who died of 9/11-related illnesses. "It's been a long road," the father said, but "it finally got signed" and now the responders "get some help and recognition. I'm glad for them." "We always had faith that the bill would get passed, despite some debate and some politics," said Mike Paladino, president of the New York City Detectives Endowment Association. "The U.S.A. has done the right thing." James Zadroga, an NYPD detective who died of 9/11-related illnesses, was a member of Paladino's union. The low-key nature of the signing puzzled many in the New York 9/11 community."I don't get it," said John Feal, head of the FealGood 9/11 workers' advocacy group. "But it is what it is. We're just glad he got this done." Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), one of the main House sponsors of the bill with Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan) and Peter King (R-L.I.), called the signing "a wonderful victory for 9/11 responders and survivors who have been waiting for help for nine long years." The bill "will save lives and meet our moral obligation to help those who rise to the defense of America in a time of war," Maloney said. Many of the responders believed that Obama had been lukewarm in his support through the long struggle to get the bill passed. Obama's signature opened up a new front in the fight over how the $4.3 billion bill, whittled down from $7.4 billion to get it passed, will be implemented. The compensation and health care benefits don't kick in until July 1 and a special master has yet to be appointed to administer the law. Those covered by the bill will include Ground Zero responders, volunteers and morgue employees as well as people who lived near Ground Zero, or worked or attended school nearby. The package includes $1.5 billion for treatment of breathing disorders and mental health problems, and $2.8 billion in compensation for those affected.
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    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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