With the end of the lame duck session ending soon and the Republicans about to take over, SADLY, it appears that political support to 9/11 Responders who are ill, is just about lost.
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand again pushed for bipartisan support of the James Zadroga 9/11 Heath and Compensation Act on Tuesday of this week.
The bill would guarantee health care and financial compensation to all the first responders, iron workers and volunteers involved in the Ground Zero clean up.
It would give up to $7.4 billion to those workers sickened during the cleanup. The bill seeks to create a more than $7 billion fund for volunteers who worked at Ground Zero and are now suffering health problems as a result.
In January, the newly elected House takes over, and is unlikely to support the bill. Gillibrand is leading the charge to convince all Senators to support the bill, but the Senate only has a couple weeks left to sway opinions. Convincing Republicans has been "very hard" Gillibrand said.
IF YOU SUPPORT THE ZADROGA BILL, PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR SENATOR TODAY: