Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Federal Funding for 9/11 Responders

For the first time, federal funds will be allocated for the treatment of injured or sick 9/11 responders. The federal budget for fiscal year 2008, which was proposed last week, includes $25 million for treatment.

“I see this as recognition from the President – for the first time – that regular 9/11 health funding is an absolute necessity,” said Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (pictured with Congressman Vito Fossella and Sentor Hillary Clinton) in a press release.

- Heather Corcoran
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

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