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H.R.847 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 02, 2011 Became Public Law No: 111-347.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 22, 2010, with a roll call of 206 ayes, 60 nays, and 168 not voting.

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  • 90% of users support H.R.847

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill is designed to improve health services and provide financial compensation for 9/11 first responders who were exposed to dangerous toxins and are now sick as a result. It would establish a federal program to provide medical monitoring and treatment for first responders, provide initial health screenings for people who were in the area at the time of the attack and may be at risk, and reopen the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to provide compensation for losses and harm as an alternative to the current litigation system.

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    Supporting Organizations

    • National Association of Counties

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    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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    • International Association of Fire Fighters

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    • Plaza Construction Corporation

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    • New York State Laborers’ Health and Safety Trust Fund

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    • National Nurses United

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    • Americans for Tax Reform

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 05, 2009, by smbfec - I am one of the forgotten rescue workers who spent weeks and months in the "pit". I do not seek glory or a pat on the back for what I did. I live with the choices I made. I wouldn't change a thing except I hate to see my family watch me deteriorate. I can't do things I used to, I have no energy, I can't breathe, I can't sleep. I am waiting for the inevitable and it sucks. I never smoked and now I am on all kinds of respiratory meds and a machine at night. Please pass this bill, I am not the only one in this position. Passage will help the people and families of those who dedicated their time and for some, their lives, to help others in need. God Bless America!

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      As noted by smbfec, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 05, 2009, "I am one of the forgotten rescue workers who spent weeks and months in the "pit". I do not seek glory or a pat on the back for what I did. I live with the choices I made. I wouldn't change a thing except I hate to see my family watch me deteriorate. I can't do things I used to, I have no energy, I can't breathe, I can't sleep. I am waiting for the inevitable and it sucks. I never smoked and now I am on all kinds of respiratory meds and a machine at night. Please pass this bill, I am not the only one in this position. Passage will help the people and families of those who dedicated their time and for some, their lives, to help others in need. God Bless America!"
    • On February 11, 2009, by smitty - I'm a 40 year old retired cop from the First Pct. in lower manhattan. I was there the morning of 9/11 and worked over 2,100 hours in the pit the months that followed. My breathing ailments are too long to get into and I understand I will be heavily medicated for whatever time I have left. I'm writing this and urging passage of this bill for my kids sake. (Ages 8 & 6)What's done is done but at least give me the peace of mind of knowing they will be taken care of. Ret. PO Dave Smith

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      As noted by smitty, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 11, 2009, "I'm a 40 year old retired cop from the First Pct. in lower manhattan. I was there the morning of 9/11 and worked over 2,100 hours in the pit the months that followed. My breathing ailments are too long to get into and I understand I will be heavily medicated for whatever time I have left. I'm writing this and urging passage of this bill for my kids sake. (Ages 8 & 6)What's done is done but at least give me the peace of mind of knowing they will be taken care of. Ret. PO Dave Smith"
    • On February 09, 2009, by jkkdbm - This bill needs to be passed! My husband was there on 9/11 and suffered no ill effects until 2 years ago. He has had 3 operations and is now on all kinds of respiratory medications. It is a battle to get the medications covered and going to the doctors has become a full time job. He is waiting for the other shoe to drop. This is only the beginning, he can't even go anywhere without a WTC coughing fit. His quality of life has diminished rapidly and he is not the only one. He will ultimately be another casualtly of 9/11 and be degraded along the way. Please support this bill for all the workers who survived that horrific day only to suffer in the subsequent years. Thank you from a wife who is watching her former hulk of a husband wither before her eyes.

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      As noted by jkkdbm, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 09, 2009, "This bill needs to be passed! My husband was there on 9/11 and suffered no ill effects until 2 years ago. He has had 3 operations and is now on all kinds of respiratory medications. It is a battle to get the medications covered and going to the doctors has become a full time job. He is waiting for the other shoe to drop. This is only the beginning, he can't even go anywhere without a WTC coughing fit. His quality of life has diminished rapidly and he is not the only one. He will ultimately be another casualtly of 9/11 and be degraded along the way. Please support this bill for all the workers who survived that horrific day only to suffer in the subsequent years. Thank you from a wife who is watching her former hulk of a husband wither before her eyes."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Jon Stewart Rips Provision That Would Require Zadroga ... - April 27, 2011 by The Huffington Post News Team - Aye Votes DEM 175 and REP 31. Nay Votes DEM 1 and REP 59. Abstained DEM 79 and REP 89. Read into this as you will. Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h847/show. Shawn_Marnell: Here is the final House ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Team on April 27, 2011, "Aye Votes DEM 175 and REP 31. Nay Votes DEM 1 and REP 59. Abstained DEM 79 and REP 89. Read into this as you will. Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h847/show. Shawn_Marnell: Here is the final House ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/27/jon-stewart-zadroga-terrorist-watchlist_n_854182.html&sa=U&ei=wOcSUL_QHI6y8QS96YE4&ved=0CDIQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNFm9yyDcUvRi2pESsBFekPTZI066w)
    • Jon Stewart Rips Provision That Would Require Zadroga ... - April 27, 2011 by The Huffington Post News Team - Aye Votes DEM 175 and REP 31. Nay Votes DEM 1 and REP 59. Abstained DEM 79 and REP 89. Read into this as you will. Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h847/show. Shawn_Marnell: Here is the final House ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Team on April 27, 2011, "Aye Votes DEM 175 and REP 31. Nay Votes DEM 1 and REP 59. Abstained DEM 79 and REP 89. Read into this as you will. Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h847/show. Shawn_Marnell: Here is the final House ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/27/jon-stewart-zadroga-terrorist-watchlist_n_854182.html&sa=U&ei=8AgPUPyONaeU2wWotYD4Cw&ved=0CDIQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNHTsrDFB1haxkHFppHQsIhbx3r_cA)
    • Jon Stewart Rips Provision That Would Require Zadroga ... - April 27, 2011 by The Huffington Post News Team - Aye Votes DEM 175 and REP 31. Nay Votes DEM 1 and REP 59. Abstained DEM 79 and REP 89. Read into this as you will. Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h847/show. Shawn_Marnell: Here is the final House ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Team on April 27, 2011, "Aye Votes DEM 175 and REP 31. Nay Votes DEM 1 and REP 59. Abstained DEM 79 and REP 89. Read into this as you will. Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h847/show. Shawn_Marnell: Here is the final House ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/27/jon-stewart-zadroga-terrorist-watchlist_n_854182.html&sa=U&ei=K1MMUJKBGeGQ2gWvw-kH&ved=0CDYQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNHRMtynxnkUY5IQtbMndnEOmRpwtA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • McDermott, Will Emery > Year-End Legislation Extends Key Provisions for ... - January 03, 2011 by Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - On December 23, 2010, President Obama signed HR 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (the 9/11 Act), into law. ...

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      As noted by Linex Legal (press release) (registration) on January 03, 2011, " On December 23, 2010, President Obama signed HR 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (the 9/11 Act), into law. ... " (http://ca.linexlegal.com/content.php?content_id=1448631)
    • - January 02, 2011 by HealthCMI - President Obama has signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (HR 847) while in Hawaii. The Whitehouse released that this new law “extends ...

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      As noted by HealthCMI on January 02, 2011, " President Obama has signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (HR 847) while in Hawaii. The Whitehouse released that this new law “extends ... " (http://www.medindia.net/news/Obama-Signs-Compensation-Bill-for-911-Ill-Rescue-Workers-78973-1.htm)
    • 9/11 Compensation Law Sparks Trade Protest from India, WTO Challenge Possible - January 02, 2011 by Shopfloor - President Obama on Sunday signed HR 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, into law. (CNN report) Next up is a trade dispute with India, ...

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      As noted by Shopfloor on January 02, 2011, " President Obama on Sunday signed HR 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, into law. (CNN report) Next up is a trade dispute with India, ... " (http://shopfloor.org/2011/01/911-compensation-law-sparks-trade-protest-from-india-wto-challenge-possible/17136)
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