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 up now.”
The press event was scheduled for 2 p.m. in Hauppauge.