Washington, DC – As President Barack Obama today signs the James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act into law, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the legislation’s chief Senate sponsor, issued the following statement:
“All Americans should be proud of this accomplishment. Our nation – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – all came together to do what was right and provide health care to the brave men and women who served with such heroism in the days and weeks following 9-11. This was our undeniable moral obligation.
“I commend President Obama for helping champion this effort and signing this bill into law. Today’s victory is for the first responders, fire fighters, police officers, every family and every volunteer who never gave up and made sure that Congress fulfilled its duty to the 9-11 heroes. We will always remember your sacrifice, and stand united behind you.”