Congressman Crowley on Results of 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Vote

July 29, 2010
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Congressman Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), one of nine chief deputy whips, issued the statement below following the vote on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The bill would help the thousands of people who are now suffering from health issues as a result of their heroic actions on September 11th and the days following. Congressman Crowley is the only member of Congress who lost a family member on September 11th, Battalion Chief John Moran.

“I am disappointed that my Republican colleagues were unable to rise above political gamesmanship and do what is right for the heroes of September 11th .

“There are no winners after tonight’s vote. This is not a partisan bill, nor should it have been labeled as one. This bill is about fulfilling the promise to the thousands of brave people whose health is suffering as a result of their service on September 11th and the days and months following the terrorist attacks against our nation.

“This fight is far from over and I will work tirelessly until this bill passes. We made a promise to never forget the fallen, and we should do the same for those who survived.”

Congressman Crowley is the six-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and the Committee on Foreign Affairs.