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Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

Reps. Maloney, Nadler, & King Statement on Passing of Dr. James Melius

Jan 5, 2018
In The News

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and Congressman Peter King, co-sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, released the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. James Melius who helped draft the landmark legislation.

“We are profoundly saddened to learn that Dr. Jim Melius passed away. Dr. Melius was instrumental in our effort to provide healthcare to 9/11 first responders and survivors. We relied on his expertise to draft the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and watched in awe as Dr. Melius dedicated his life to see its passage into law. He will be greatly missed but he leaves behind a legacy of helping thousands of men and women get the care they needed in the wake of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. We extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Melius’s family as they mourn the loss of this great man.”