09.20.06

SENATORS KENNEDY AND CLINTON CALL FOR HEARING, MARK-UP ON 9/11 HEALTH LEGISLATION

Washington, DC – Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Ranking member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, member of the HELP Committee, today called on Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the HELP Committee, to a set a time for a hearing on 9/11 health effects and to mark-up legislation authorizing grants for ongoing medical and mental health monitoring and treatment. “Now that we have additional scientific evidence linking individuals’ health with their exposure to dust and toxins in New York, we believe that we must act to provide this critical assistance so that more people do not suffer and potentially die as a result of these illnesses,” the Senators wrote.

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