Makes public safety officers who died from health issues as a result of their participation in response to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center eligible for the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor.
9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Act of 2017
This bill makes eligible for the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor a public safety officer who: (1) participated in the response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; and (2) died because of such participation as a result of a WTC-related health condition (i.e., a World Trade Center-related health condition).
Original sponsor: Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]
Passed House by voice vote.
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.