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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Applauds Protections for 9/11 First Responders

December 16, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman MacArthur applauds protections for 9/11 first responders included in the 2016 government funding bill.

Congressman MacArthur was working in New York City at the time of the terrorist attacks and saw first-hand what first responders sacrificed in the line of duty.

The 2016 government funding bill includes a five-year extension of 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund (VCF) and reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act through 2090.

 “When we said ‘never forget,’ we meant it,” said Congressman MacArthur. “The heroes of 9/11 risked their lives and offered care in our nation’s time of need and they must not be forgotten. The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will provide medical monitoring and treatment for 9/11 first responders and victims. Across the country, 9/11 responders and survivors are suffering from conditions caused by their exposure at Ground Zero and they deserve a program that delivers results – our heroes will not be forgotten.”