Kaine Statement On 14th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:
"Fourteen years after the events of September 11, 2001, we honor the memory of the thousands who lost their lives that day and the sacrifice of those who have served in the wars that followed. Though over a decade has passed since the tragic attacks in Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania, we cannot forget the survivors and first responders who are suffering from long-term health effects. I’m proud to co-sponsor the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, which will provide much-needed care to the thousands of individuals who are currently ill or at-risk of becoming ill because of the attacks on September 11th. The care we offered to survivors and the families of victims in the wake of 9/11 represented one of the many ways our nation united in response to the attacks and this bipartisan bill represents our continued commitment to remember the victims, honor the first responders and care for the survivors of that terrible day.”
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act would extend the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, which provides medical treatment and medical monitoring for 9/11-related illnesses for 9/11 first responders and injured survivors. More than 400 Virginia residents would qualify for treatment and monitoring under the act.