A day before voters head to the polls to vote on Measure G the Fresno Police Officer's Association is calling out the mayor and police chief one last time.
Tony: The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to provide benefits and healthcare for the US citizens who responded to the 9/11 attacks was finally passed in 2010, over the objections of the Republicans on congress who were against the bill.....and the assistance. It needed to be reauthorized in late 2015, but congressional Republicans ignored the re-authorization. In December of 2015, congress finally acted, against the will of many Republicans, to re-authorize the act and grant lifetime health benefits for sickened 9/11 first responders which won overwhelming approval from Congress after a long and contentious battle waged by the Republicans. The House and the Senate both voted to extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, giving coverage to those afflicted with Ground Zero-related health woes for the next 75 years. In addition to extending the healthcare program for first responders and others suffering lingering 9/11 health issues, Congress renewed the Victims Compensation Fund for another five years to aid first responders too sick to work and their families. The evidence presents facts that congress drags their feet in aiding and assisting Americans who put their lives on the line to help in the disasters of 9/11, but jumps at the chance to provide a means of financial gain for the victims with a foreign nation being held responsible for the actions of citizens of their country on US soil. In line with the comments from Sen. Feinstein, we can be assured that the members of congress (specifically senators) do not do their job in performing any due diligence regarding bills put before them and fail to #$%$ the future consequences and feasibility.