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Lowey Statement on Cancer Addition to 9/11 Health Conditions

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Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, today made the following statement in reaction to the addition of certain cancers as WTC-Related Health Conditions, established originally by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010:

"The attacks of September 11th scarred our nation, and those who died will always be in our thoughts and prayers. It is our solemn obligation to ensure that first responders and survivors receive the medical care they need to treat illnesses incurred from toxic conditions at Ground Zero.

"I commend Administrator Howard and the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee for recognizing certain cancers as WTC-Related Health Conditions. I will continue working with the New York Congressional Delegation to ensure first responders and survivors get the care they deserve."


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