The possibility of a suspension vote, which would allow leadership to limit floor debate and amendments, angered both blue state Republicans and the right flank of the party.
Under the bill, responders would be eligible for benefits, regardless of when the claim is filed, provided that the worker was treated or monitored through the World Trade Center Health Program.
David McShane died of cancer linked to his service at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
The legislation would provide workers’ compensation benefits to public safety employees who experienced any illness or injury or died as a result of their participation in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack.
After losing his son James, Joe became a fierce advocate to insure that the immediate responders and their families would be recognized, understood and compensated for their patriotic and brave service.
136 federal, state and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty compared to 224 officers in 2022.
Growing Up Under a Cloud: Jan. 29 Deadline for Public Comment on Youth Cohort for World Trade Center Health Program
The program proposes to track the health of people exposed as children to toxic debris from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
He is the 1,650th victim to be positively identified.
Anthony Falsetta of West Islip can still recall the cloud of toxic dust engulfing much of lower Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just moments after the fall of the south tower.
Advocates like Joe Zadroga had to overcome tremendous resistance from the City of New York which had supported the false representation that the air around the WTC site was “safe to breathe.”