Gillibrand, Schumer, King, Maloney, Nadler, First Responders Urge Congress to Avoid Looming Automatic Across-the-Board Budget Ax – Including Deep Cuts to 9/11 Zadroga Program, Federal Aid to Hurricane Sandy Victims

February 28, 2013

With the deadline nearing for Congress to negotiate a balanced deficit-cutting package or face deep automatic cuts across federal programs – known as sequestration – U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer, were joined today by U.S. Representatives Peter King, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, 9/11 first responders and survivors in urging their colleagues to negotiate a responsible package to replace the sequester before the devastating cuts, including $3 billion in federal aid to Hurricane Sandy victims and $27 million to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health