WASHINGTON (November 13, 2015) — On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will join Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as well as other leading members of Congress who served in Iraq and Afghanistan for a press conference announcing the support of veterans groups for the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.
The legislation, HR 1786 (Maloney, Nadler and King) / S. 928 (Gillibrand, Murkowski, Kirk, and Schumer), which currently has 248 House co-sponsors and 65 Senate co-sponsors, would permanently extend the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund. The law provides care and compensation to thousands of survivors and first responders who helped the nation recover in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Lawmakers and veterans groups will add their voices to the growing widespread support the legislation has gained in both chambers to reauthorize and make permanent the health program which has already expired and fully fund the compensation program.
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET
Where: House Triangle, East Front U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
What: Veterans groups announce support for James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Congressman Peter King
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA Founder and CEO
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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.