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Hearing Set For 9/11 Health & Compensation Bill 4/22

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Hearing Set For 9/11 Health & Compensation Bill 4/22
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CONGRESSMAN FRANK PALLONE, JR.
Sixth District of New Jersey

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Hearing Set For 9/11 Health & Compensation Bill



Would Provide Health Monitoring & Treatment For Emergency Responders & Recovery Workers





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Richard McGrath

April 17, 2009 Tali Israeli (202) 225-4671







Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, announced on Friday a hearing date for legislation to provide health services for 9-11 workers, including emergency responders, recovery personnel and workers who handled the clean-up of the World trade Center.



Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler and U.S. Rep. Peter King, the measure, The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009, would provide medical monitoring, evaluation and, if needed, treatment for 9/11 workers.



The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Room 2322 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C.



The public testimony will include the bill's sponsors, workers with health ailments and the following witnesses:



Dr. Jacqueline Moline Vice Chair, Community and Preventive Medicine, Director WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, Clinical Center at Mount Sinai, and Director of the New York/New Jersey Education and Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine;



Dr. Jim Melius, Administrator, New York State Laborers’ Tri-Funds;



Dr. Joan Reibman, Associate Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Director NYU/Bellevue Asthma Center, Director of Health and Hospitals Corporation World Trade Center Environmental Health Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York University School of Medicine; and,



Caswell Holloway, Chief of Staff to New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler, and Special Advisor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg
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