This bill would make eligible for the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor any public safety officer who participated in the response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and died because of such participation as a result of a World Trade Center-related health condition.
- EnactedNovember 3rd, 2018The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed October 11th, 2018Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- senate Committees
- The house Passed September 26th, 2018Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Financial ServicesIntroducedSeptember 26th, 2017
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 3834?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 3834
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) introduced this bill on Sept. 26, 2017 to recognize the heroism of public safety officers who responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 and subsequently died of 9/11-related health conditions:
“The Medal of Valor is but a small token of appreciation for the bravery and strength of the men and women who sacrificed their lives answering the call in our nation’s darkest hour. We lost hundreds of public servants that day, but many more have since been taken from us, succumbing to 9/11 related illnesses. They too are heroes and deserving of this recognition. America has not forgotten them and we are eternally grateful for their service.”
This bill has been referred to the House Committee on Financial Services and has the support of 31 cosponsors, including 26 Democrats and 5 Republicans.
Of Note: The 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor was first awarded on September 9, 2005 to 442 public safety officers who were killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.
The original Medal of Valor was created through an executive order by President Bill Clinton. Before the establishment of the Medal of Valor, there were no federal awards to specifically acknowledge the heroic deeds by public safety officers throughout the U.S.
Summary by Tyler Taggart(Photo Credit: DMZ111 via Flickr / Creative Commons)