If Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. don’t resolve their budget differences by this Friday, the first responders, survivors, construction workers, municipal workers and volunteers covered by the 9/11 Zadroga Act could lose $27 million.

The original funding for the Zadroga 9/11 Act, including the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is already woefully inadequate without the additional insult of the sequestration cuts.  The sad part is that this was completely predictable – and avoidable –  if Congress would simply do their jobs. 

Let’s hope that all the partisan gamesmanship on both sides of the aisle in Washington is put aside by Friday so that the heroes and survivors of 9/11 are not harmed once again.