FOR 1st RESPONDERS: Rep. Maloney’s FDNY jacket is going to the 9/11 museum.
Carolyn Maloney’s firefighter’s coat will be donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City in a ceremony Tuesday.
Maloney famously wore the custom-made coat on behalf of first responders to pressure the federal government into fully funding the permanent authorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
Maloney wore the bunker gear to speeches and press events for months. It even made an appearance at the 2019 Met Gala.
The funding bill that she sponsored was signed into law by then-President Donald Trump in July 2019.
“Three years ago, I vowed to wear the coat until my bill giving health care and compensation to 9/11 responders and survivors was signed into law, and for six months through rain, sleet, snow and heat, I kept this jacket on to never forget the heroes and to never forget the help they needed,” Maloney told The Post.
Reps for the museum said they had been trying to get their hands on the jacket for years to include it in a wing dedicated to the legislative battles to secure health care for those suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.
“It’s one of most resonant examples,” said Jan Ramirez, the chief curator. It “personified the dedication of our elected officials.”
Plans to get the coat earlier this year were briefly upended by a surprise primary Maloney faced against Rep. Jerry Nadler. Maloney ultimately lost the race and will leave Congress next year after 30 years in office.