Below are url’s to news stories on the effort to have the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act renewed.
April 20, 2018 — NY Daily News — Mulvaney, feds stay put on plan to restructure 9/11 health agency
The federal government isn’t budging on its plans to rejigger the agency that oversees the health treatment and monitoring of first responders with 9/11 illnesses — a move legislators feel will severely compromise both the program and the people who need it to survive.
April 12, 2018 — Journal News — Trump budget plan for World Trade Center health program threatens first responders
Keep 9/11 program and longtime NIOSH partner together in the CDC
April 11, 2018 — Tribeca Patch — Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Plan For 9/11 Health Program Opposed By AG
The attorney general is calling for Congressional leaders to oppose President Trump’s proposed changes to the 9/11 health program.
April 11, 2018 — LongIsland.com — 9/11 health care program in danger of being disrupted by Trump’s budget, AG says
A.G. says Trump Administration’s Budget Would Dismantle Management of the World Trade Center Health Program and Jeopardize the Health of 9/11 Survivors and First Responders.
April 11, 2018 — amny.com — 9/11 health care program in danger of being disrupted by Trump’s budget, AG says
More than 83,000 people rely on WTCHP for critical health care and monitoring services for 9/11-related illnesses or injuries, according to Schneiderman.
April 11, 2018 — NY Daily News — Schneiderman warns Trump: Don’t play with 9/11 hero health agency
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is joining a chorus of New York officials warning Washington not to mess with the World Trade Center Health Program.
April 2, 2018 — WTNH — Fund to protect 9/11 first responders is safeguarded
There were more than 500 first responders from Connecticut who went to New York City to help after the attacks on 9/11.
March 19, 2018 — Newsweek — 9/11 Hero Thomas Phelan, Who Saved Hundreds of Lives, Dies of Cancer
A ferry captain who turned his boat into a rescue vessel during the 9/11 attacks and later became a firefighter died Friday of cancer at age 45.
March 18, 2018 — WNBC — Ferry Captain-Turned-Firefighter Who Helped Hundreds on 9/11 Dies of Illness
“Thomas will always be remembered as a true New York City hero,” State Sen. Martin Golden said
March 13, 2018 — WP Daily Voice — 9-11 World Trade Center Health Coverage In Limbo Under Trump Budget Plan
A proposal to change which agency oversees the World Trade Center Health Program, affecting more than 83,000 first-responders and other survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City could endanger future coverage, according to multiple news reports.
March 12, 2018 — NJ.com — First Responders’ health plan under attack by Trump | Editorial
Gene Madden died a few weeks ago. He was an NYPD detective from Hoboken, and he always said the honor of his life was working alongside his guys at Ground Zero, where the toxic fumes led to a cancer diagnosis in 2008.
March 7, 2018 — Tom MacArthur — MacArthur Against Trump Administration Change to World Trade Center Health Program
Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress to support 9/11 first responders and oppose an administration proposal to make changes to the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).
March 7, 2018 — Carolyn B. Maloney — 9/11 Health Bill Sponsors Lead Bipartisan Tri-State Area Delegation in Telling Mulvaney to Stay Away from 9/11 Health Program
Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), the original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, today led a bipartisan group of 32 other members from the Tri-State Area in urging Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to withdraw his proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH).
March 7, 2018 — NZ Herald — 9/11 hero who lost half his foot fighting for ground zero workers
If “devastation, destruction and carnage” has a smell, that’s what engulfs one 9/11 first responder when he closes his eyes, plunging him back into the horror of 16 years ago.
March 6, 2018 — salon — Jon Stewart: Mick Mulvaney is “screwing up” health care for 9/11 first responders
Stewart congratulates Mulvaney for a “special kind of incompetence”
March 6, 2018 — timesunion — Trump Administration Threatens 9-11 Victims
Just when you thought the Trump administration could not become more incompetent, foolish, heartless and unAmerican, they take the next step
March 6, 2018 — ABC — Jon Stewart, members of Congress advocate for WTC health program in DC
March 5, 2018 — WNYC — New York Congressmen, First Responders Want to Block 9/11 Health Care Program Changes
New York Congressional members, first responders and comedian Jon Stewart say they’ll fight a Trump administration proposal to alter a 9/11 health care program.
March 5, 2018 — Carolyn B. Maloney — 9/11 Health Bill Sponsors, Jon Stewart, Advocates Call on Mulvaney to Leave World Trade Center Health Program Alone
9/11 Health Program beneficiaries and advocates came together at the Capitol today to demand that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney withdraw his ill-thought out proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) direction.
March 5, 2018 — News 12 LI — President’s budget proposal worries 9/11 responders
Proposed changes to the World Trade Center Health Program have Sept. 11 first responders worried about their future health care as Ground Zero-related complications continue to affect them.
March 5, 2018 — WABC — Jon Stewart, 9/11 first responders take health care fight to Capitol Hill
Former ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers and 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill Monday to demand the Office of Management and Budget leave their health care alone.
March 5, 2018 — Newsday — Rep. Peter King, others denounce proposed Zadroga changes
King was among New York members of Congress who criticized a proposed change in leadership of the federal health program for 9/11 first responders.
March 5, 2018 — WPLG — Comedian Jon Stewart accuses White House of ‘screwing’ 9/11 first responders
Program protects those who worked at ‘ground zero’
March 5, 2018 — CNN — Comedian Jon Stewart accuses White House of ‘screwing’ 9/11 first responders
Comedian Jon Stewart joined advocates on Capitol Hill on Monday to pressure White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to abandon a proposal that they say could threaten health care treatment for 9/11 first responders.
March 5, 2018 — FiOS1 — Jon Stewart, officials say Trump’s proposed budget endangers 9/11 health program
Creator of organization that assists first responders says the bill would delay treatment
March 5, 2018 — NY Post — Jon Stewart joins 9/11 first responders to save health program
Comedian Jon Stewart joined 9/11 first responders at the Capitol Monday to speak against proposed changes to the World Trade Center Health Program tucked inside President Trump’s 2019 budget.
March 5, 2018 — Daily Beast — Jon Stewart Rips Into Mick Mulvaney for ‘Screwing’ 9/11 First Responders
The former ‘Daily Show’ host traveled to D.C. to send a message to the Trump administration.
March 5, 2018 — Hill — Jon Stewart makes Capitol Hill appearance for 9/11 bill
Former late-night host Jon Stewart joined New York lawmakers on Monday to call on the White House to withdraw a proposal to reorganize the health-care program for 9/11 first responders.
March 5, 2018 — Politico — Jon Stewart, lawmakers slam Mulvaney proposal on 9/11 health program
Comedian Jon Stewart and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday sharply criticized a Trump administration proposal to restructure an agency that provides health-care assistance to survivors and first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
February 26, 2018 — IrishCentral — 9/11 first responders must not be abandoned
Hidden among President Trump’s budget proposal is a clause that may cut back on the healthcare provided to the 9/11 first responders.
February 21, 2018 — WSHU — Blumenthal: Trump’s Budget Endangers 9/11 Responder Health Program
President Trump’s budget proposal calls for a restructuring of the World Trade Center Health Program that provides medical treatment to 9/11 first responders and survivors.
February 21, 2018 — NY Daily News — FDNY union calls out Trump proposal to hit 9/11 responder agency
The city firefighters union is blasting a detail tucked into the President Trump’s budget that would reorganize how the federal government handles health treatment for 9/11 first responders.
February 21, 2018 — Kirsten Gillibrand — Gillibrand Leads Letter With Senators Schumer, Menendez, Booker, Blumenthal To Call On OMB Director Mick Mulvaney To Protect The World Trade Center Health Program
WTCHP Provides Monitoring and Treatment to More Than 83,000 First Responders and Survivors Who Became Sick After Exposure to Toxins at World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville Crash Site, WTCHP Depends on the Expertise from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Program, but President Trump’s Budget Separates these Two Programs
February 21, 2018 — NY Daily News — Piling on 9/11’s heroes by messing around with the WTC Health Program
It took years of struggle for the heroes who labored on the smoldering pile after 9/11 to shame Washington to take responsibility for the deteriorating health of those poisoned by the toxins unleashed when the WTC fell.
February 20, 2018 — ConsumerAffairs — Trump budget could gut agency that treats 9/11 first responders
Lawmakers say a proposal to reorganize the World Trade Center Health Program is disturbing and suspicious
February 19, 2018 — Newsday — Rep. Peter King: Donald Trump plan could endanger 9/11 responders
King says a plan to reorganize the World Trade Center Health Program could deprive participants of occupational health experts.
February 18, 2018 — CBS NY — New York Lawmakers: Trump Administration Budget Plan Could Endanger 9/11 Responders’ Health
Members of the New York City Congressional delegation on Sunday urged a rollback of a Trump administration plan that they said would risk the health of first responders who worked during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks – and others who were made ill by the toxins released that day.
February 18, 2018 — NY Daily News — FDNY ‘Cook Off’ fund-raiser aims to help 9/11 firefighters battling cancer
They’re not just fighting fires. More than 1,000 active and retired FDNY members are battling 9/11-related cancers — and the department is holding a cook-off to raise funds and awareness.
February 18, 2018 — Hill — Lawmakers call for withdrawal of Trump proposal that could impact 9/11 responders’ health care
A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers called on White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to scrap a proposal in President Trump’s proposed budget plan they say could threaten the health treatment of 9/11 first responders.
February 18, 2018 — NY Daily News — 9/11 responders’ health treatment and monitoring threatened by Trump’s budget plan
Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.