Congressman Tim Bishop is hosting a rally today in Hauppauge with
advocates for 9/11 rescue workers, demanding Congress quickly pass
legislation that would provide treatment to those who became ill from
toxic exposure at Ground Zero.
The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
would provide medical treatment to World Trade Center responders and
survivors — including area workers, residents and students — said Mr.
Bishop (D-Southampton), who’s asking congress vote on the legislation
when it reconvenes Sept. 14.
The act would also re-open the 9/11
Victim Compensation Fund to provide compensation for economic losses and
harm, officials said.
“All New Yorkers and all Americans can unite
behind the fact that it is outrageous that we have made 9/11 rescue
workers wait for nine long years for help,” Mr. Bishop said in a
statement. “The time for delays must end, Congress must take this bill
The press event was scheduled for 2 p.m. in Hauppauge.