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|Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:43 pm Post subject: Nadler Praises Committee Approval of $50 Million for 9/11
From Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:00 am to Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:59 am (included)
8th Congressional District of New York
Nadler Praises Committee Approval of $50 Million for 9/11 Health
Funding Follows Request by Rep. Nadler and 22 Other Members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 11, 2007
CONTACT: Shin Inouye, 202-225-5635
WASHINGTON - Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), whose district includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, today applauded the House Appropriations Committee for approving the 2008 House Labor-HHS Appropriations bill. The bill includes $50 million for the World Trade Center Monitoring and Treatment Program.
Rep. Nadler, along with 22 representatives, wrote to the Appropriations Committee earlier this year to ask for the funding, as well as the development of a comprehensive approach to 9/11 health that would include residents, non-first responder workers and school children. The full House is expected to consider the funding bill next week.
"We must meet our obligation to provide for the monitoring and treatment for those brave first responders exposed to toxins at the World Trade Center - and this funding is another step in that direction," said Rep. Nadler. "I want to thank Chairman Obey for including this much-needed provision. However, I and my colleagues will continue to fight for all the funds necessary to provide health care for those impacted by the World Trade Center collapse, including residents, non-first responder workers and school children."
A copy of the letter is available at: http://www.house.gov/nadler/pdf/20070427072945350.pdf
The Members of Congress who signed the letter are:
Rep. Jerrold Nadler
Rep. Gary L. Ackerman
Rep. Nydia M. Velzquez
Rep. Michael R. McNulty
Rep. Edolphus Towns
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
Rep. Eliot L. Engel
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke
Rep. Joseph Crowley
Rep. Nita M. Lowey
Rep. Anthony D. Weiner
Rep. Michael A. Arcuri
Rep. Kristen E. Gillibrand
Rep. Charles B. Rangel
Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter
Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.
Rep. Steve Israel
Rep. Timothy H. Bishop
Rep. John J. Hall
Rep. Phil Hare
Rep. Brian Higgins
Jerrold Nadler has served in Congress since 1992. He represents New York's 8th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.