FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2010
Contact: HHS Press Office
Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
“America’s 9/11 rescue and recovery workers are heroes and I am extremely pleased that legislation has passed the Senate and the House today to make sure these brave men and women get the health care they deserve. Through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Department of Health and Human Services oversees programs that have been established to monitor, screen, and treat those who responded to the World Trade Center disaster site. Under this new law we will continue to support and care for those who have sacrificed so much for their nation.”
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Last revised: May 7, 2011