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|Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:42 pm Post subject: Hearing Set For 9/11 Health & Compensation Bill 4/22
From Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:00 am to Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:59 am (included)
|CONGRESSMAN FRANK PALLONE, JR.
Sixth District of New Jersey
Hearing Set For 9/11 Health & Compensation Bill
Would Provide Health Monitoring & Treatment For Emergency Responders & Recovery Workers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Richard McGrath
April 17, 2009 Tali Israeli (202) 225-4671
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, announced on Friday a hearing date for legislation to provide health services for 9-11 workers, including emergency responders, recovery personnel and workers who handled the clean-up of the World trade Center.
Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler and U.S. Rep. Peter King, the measure, The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009, would provide medical monitoring, evaluation and, if needed, treatment for 9/11 workers.
The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Room 2322 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C.
The public testimony will include the bill's sponsors, workers with health ailments and the following witnesses:
Dr. Jacqueline Moline Vice Chair, Community and Preventive Medicine, Director WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, Clinical Center at Mount Sinai, and Director of the New York/New Jersey Education and Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine;
Dr. Jim Melius, Administrator, New York State Laborers’ Tri-Funds;
Dr. Joan Reibman, Associate Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Director NYU/Bellevue Asthma Center, Director of Health and Hospitals Corporation World Trade Center Environmental Health Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York University School of Medicine; and,
Caswell Holloway, Chief of Staff to New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler, and Special Advisor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg