The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, named for a New York City police officer who died of a respiratory disease linked to his participation in rescue and recovery operations after the World Trade Center was attacked, came into being in 2010 after Congress was finally shamed — including by Stewart, who spent his final show of 2010 razing lawmakers for their uncaring attitude toward those responsible for dealing with the aftermath of the greatest tragedy in our nation’s history — into passing the legislation that would provide thousands of first responders with treatment for their injuries and compensation for their economic losses. Unfortunately, the legislation is due to expire in this Congress, with the phase-out beginning next month — an issue that could leave many families without much-needed financial assistance. Stewart has joined with lawmakers and first responders who wish to avert catastrophe by reauthorizing the bill. ~~~~~~~~~ Who Voted Against the 9/11 First Responder Bill? List of all the members of Congress who voted against the 9/11 First Responder "Zadroga" Bill. List is at the link. When everyone was running away, they were running toward the horror of the WTC. If you agree that these people are true American heroes, find your congressman on the list and write to him to support this bill. Its the LEAST we can do for them.