Editorial Support

Below are urls to editorials in support of the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization.

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May 18, 2019 nj.com He showed up on 9/11 to volunteer his help, and now he’s sick. We must help him, legislator says

Lt. Bill Ricci knows he will continue to have respiratory problems.

May 18, 2019 NY Daily News Standing for the heroes: Congress appears to be stepping up for those sickened by the toxic air after 9/11

When September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya saw the ever-growing numbers of people felled by illnesses caused by exposure to the toxic air at the World Trade Center, she had no choice but to reduce the monetary awards, especially with the fund due to expire next year.

May 17, 2019 WRGB Bill aimed at helping 9/11 first responders passes in Senate

 A bill aimed at helping September 11th first responders has passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate.

May 17, 2019 Newsday Plaques for two fallen Nassau officers, victims of 9/11, join memorial

The two new bronze-cast plaques, which brings the number of police officers’ names on the memorial to 40, were unveiled Thursday at the department’s annual ceremony to honor its fallen.

May 10, 2019 ABC NYPD commissioner urges Congress to help officers, first responders still dying from 9/11

On Friday, May 10, the NYPD will add the names of 47 of our fallen heroes to the Police Memorial in the lobby of One Police Plaza, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

April 30, 2019 Wilson Times Will Congress betray 9/11 first responders seeking medical care?

In 2001, a grieving nation vowed it would “never forget” the 9/11 hijackers’ brutality or the first responders’ indomitable courage.

April 15, 2019 NY Daily News 9/11’s scars, bipartisan stars: The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund must be made permanent

In 2015, a Republican House and a Republican Senate, working with a Democratic president, provided medical coverage and financial support to the heroes and victims of 9/11 who were sickened by poisons released into the downtown air when the World Trade Center, hit by terrorist-hijacked jets, collapsed into that ominous grey plume.

March 22, 2019 Knight CrierLansdale PA EDITORIAL: They gave their lives. Let’s give them healthcare.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is running out of money.

March 19, 2019 Herald-Standard – Uniontown PA EDITORIAL: 9/11 compensation fund should be fully funded, supported 

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, happened close to a generation ago, yet people are still dying as a result.

March 17, 2019 — Observer-Reporter – Washington, Pennsylvania EDITORIAL: 9/11 compensation fund should be fully funded, supported 

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, happened close to a generation ago, yet people are still dying as a result.

March 8, 2019 northjersey.com Editorial: Congress must act now to aid, protect our sick 9/11 heroes

Those who died on 9/11 we honor the right way — through memorials and annual services and tributes; we speak their names, we cry our tears.

March 1, 2019 NY Daily News Duty vs. dereliction: Tom Cotton does the right thing for 9/11 heroes; Mark Meadows gives voice to selfishness

As urgency builds to make permanent and fully fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, callow and courageous lawmakers are making their positions known.

February 28, 2019 Post Star – Glens Falls, New YorkEditorial: 9/11 first responders deserve our full support 

Jon Stewart has been an advocate and truth-teller for the Sept. 11 first responders who are suffering from cancer and respiratory ailments from inhaling toxic dust at Ground Zero.

February 28, 2019 NY Times Give Sept. 11 Survivors the Help They Deserve 

A fund to aid the thousands sickened from the toxic dust of the World Trade Center attack is running out of money.

February 25, 2019 NY Daily News An American duty: The bipartisan commitment to add money to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and make it permanent must succeed

Cory Gardner was just out of law school in Colorado, 1,700 miles away, when terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11.

February 23, 2019 SILive — What’s mere money when 9/11 heroes gave their lives and their health? (commentary)

This is what we mean when we say “never forget.”

February 19, 2019 — Newsday — Don’t cut off 9/11 support

Responders and others deserve gov’t aid

February 16, 2019 — NY Daily News — 911 for the 9/11 fund: The federal victim compensation program is running out of money, putting thousands of heroes’ claims at risk

Under the law setting up the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya is required to carefully husband the $7.375 billion that Congress allocated for those sickened and killed by exposure to the toxic air at the World Trade Center site.

February 15, 2019 — NY Daily News — 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund forced to cut benefits as Congress dawdles

The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund is now short of money — a sad inevitability.