Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the Zadroga Act
“Speaker Ryan told me this morning that the Zadroga Act, which funds health screenings and treatments for 9/11 first responders, is in the large spending bill that will pass next week.
“We spent months fighting side-by-side with American heroes – with men and women who shouldn’t have to shoulder this burden because they are already fighting for their lives – to make our case. I’ve said all along that on the merits, we will win.
“Heroes like Rob Serra, Sal Turturici, John Muller, and George Taylor told their stories of heroism and personal sacrifice. They answered their country’s call and have suffered devastating consequences because of their selflessness.
“Today, we know that the House of Representatives will now answer their call.”
-- Congressman Donovan represents Staten Island and South Brooklyn in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is New York City’s only Republican representative.
Note: Congressman Donovan cosponsored the Zadroga Act as his first official action minutes after being sworn into Congress.