Hillary Clinton Urges Congress To Reauthorize 9/11 Compensation Fund
The former secretary of state and member of the Senate pressed union members at a fundraiser to mobilize and push for an extension of the legislation that supports compensation for first responders who got sick at ground zero.
The Associated Press: Clinton Urges Renewal Of 9/11 Compensation Act
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying thousands still need help. During a fundraising event in lower Manhattan, the former U.S. senator from New York and potential Democratic presidential candidate called on union members to mobilize to fight for the extension of the James Zadroga Act (9/16).
The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis: Hillary Clinton Discusses 9/11 Health Act At Labor Gathering
The fundraiser was to raise awareness for the impending cessation of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — known as the James Zadroga Act — which provides for the monitoring, medical treatment and compensation for people who sustained health problems as a result of toxic exposure after the twin towers collapsed. Mrs. Clinton said it was organized labor that came to the forefront in the aftermath of the tragedy to “begin working with me and others” on what ultimately resulted in the bill, which became law in 2010 (Bashan, 9/16).