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News Articles on effort to renew the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – 2015

Below are url’s to news stories on the effort to have the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act renewed.

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December 31, 2015HinduVisa fee hike: India looking to convince US for rollback
Unhappy with the US decision to increase short-term work visa fees which has hit Indian IT companies hard, the Commerce Ministry is examining various options to convince Washington to re-consider the move.

December 27, 2015Courier TimesCongress reauthorizes program to help 9/11 responders
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Arnie Roma — a retired NYPD police officer and firefighter — received a call from his son Keith: “… Better get down here. A plane hit the World Trade Center.”

December 23, 2015Huffington Post Why Jon Stewart Fought So Hard For 9/11 Responders
The former “Daily Show” host went to Capitol Hill twice to help the people who had risked their lives get access to health care. It left him disgusted.

December 23, 2015Queens ChronicleCongress passes Zadroga extension
Queens firefighter laments he and others had to lobby in the first place

December 23, 2015MTVMy Father Died After Being A 9/11 First Responder. This Is What The Zadroga Act Means To Me
My dad passed away not in a burning building but in a quiet hospital bed in the Bronx. The air at Ground Zero had proven deadly.

December 21, 2015Frank Pallone, Jr.Zadroga 9/11 Health Act Passes, Pallone Rallies with First Responders and Speaks with NJ Patients
Following a long-sought victory for 9/11 first responders – passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) held a press conference with first responders and spoke with patients at the World Trade Center Health Program clinic at Rutgers.

December 21, 2015Forbes$7 Billion 9/11 Health Act Guarantees Care And Compensation For At Least 72,000 First Responders
The long-reaching health effects of the 9/11 attacks made headlines again with the passage of the Zadroga Act Dec. 18.

December 21, 2015SILivePassage of the Zadroga Act was long overdue (editorial)
Now the sick and dying heroes of 9/11 are guaranteed to receive U.S. health care for the rest of their lives.

December 20, 2015New York PostCongress is doing right by Ground Zero rescue workers
In a bipartisan spirit on a crucial issue, Congress finally came together to do the right thing for a special group of Americans: the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11.

December 19, 2015NY Daily NewsNY Daily News Front Page December 19th 2015

December 19, 2015NY Daily NewsFDNY Battalion Chief, survivor of 9/11-related pancreatic cancer, celebrates passage of Zadroga Act with N.Y. pols
FDNY Battalion Chief Eugene Kelly Jr., a survivor of 9/11-related pancreatic cancer, feels a lot better about the future.

December 19, 2015Fox 5 NewsOfficials, 9/11 survivors celebrate Zadroga extension
Local lawmakers joined first responders and survivors of the September 11th terror attacks to celebrate the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law extension.

December 19, 2015Niagra GazetteEDITORIAL: Renewed Zadroga Act should be permanent
Congress is expected to approve the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

December 19, 2015CBS New York9/11 First Responders, Lawmakers Celebrate Extension Of Zadroga Act
Lawmakers and survivors of the Sept. 11 terror attacks rallied Saturday at the World Trade Center in celebration of permanent funding for the Zadroga Act.

December 19, 2015Newsday9/11 responders gather at Ground Zero, mark passage of Zadroga bill
It was a day of bittersweet gratitude Saturday for first responders who worked with labor leaders and elected officials in a 14-year battle to pass the $8.1 billion Zadroga bill, which gives permanent health care coverage to firefighters, police, residents and workers who lived and worked at ground zero on 9/11.

December 19, 2015RecordThe Record: Zadroga Act
CONGRESS has finally guaranteed federal health benefits for the brave men and women who got sick after responding to the 9/11 attacks.

December 18, 2015DNAinfoCongress Extends 9/11 Health Care Benefits
It’s a long-fought victory for the survivors and first responders of 9/11.

December 18, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyCONGRESS PASSES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION EXTENSION
Lawmakers & 9/11 First Responders hail permanent extension of World Trade Center Health Program, full compensation through September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

December 18, 2015TWC NewsCongress Approves Permanent Extension of Zadroga Act
Congressional lawmakers have approved a permanent extension of the health care program for September 11 first responders.

December 18, 2015City of New YorkStatement From Mayor de Blasio on Congressional Approval of Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs
Today, Congress finally committed to giving our 9/11 first responders and survivors the peace of mind they deserve, and the health care and support they need.

December 18, 2015The HillCongress reauthorizes benefits for 9/11 first responders for life
A bill to provide healthcare benefits for the 9/11 first responders was included in the government-spending bill that passed Congress on Friday.

December 18, 2015NewsdayZadroga Act extension approved by Congress
The yearlong campaign by ailing firefighters, police officers and construction workers to permanently extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act ended Friday when Congress overwhelmingly passed it as part of the $1.1 trillion 2016 federal spending bill and $620 billion tax break package.

December 18, 2015IAVAPost-9/11 Vets Hail Passage of 9/11 Zadroga Health Bill
IAVA applauds the efforts of first responders, survivors and veterans to hold Congress accountable

December 18, 2015Chief LeaderPromise Finally Kept: Zadroga Act Extended Until 2090 for Medical
Victim Compensation Fund To Pay $4.6 Billion To 9/11 Survivors

December 18, 20154 New YorkZadroga Family, NY Officials Applaud Passage of 9/11 Health Bill: “It’s a Home Run for Us”
New York’s elected officials and the family of the NYPD detective whose death inspired an eponymous Sept. 11 health care bill are applauding a vote by Congress to extend federal health monitoring and treatment to Sept. 11 first responders through 2090.

December 18, 2015NY Daily News9/11 first responder celebrates Zadroga Act’s passage by giving his EMS badge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
When Congress finally guaranteed that America would have his back on Friday, Jaime Hazan wept.

December 18, 2015Rodney Frelinghuysen Frelinghuysen praises House approval of 9/11 First Responders Health Bill
U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) today praised inclusion of the Zadroga Act into the must-pass Consolidated Appropriations Act approved by the House today.

December 18, 2015Lee ZeldinRep. Zeldin Hails Permanent Extension of Zadroga
Today the House voted to permanently extend the Zadroga Act, which will ensure that 9/11 first responders who continue to suffer from injuries or illnesses receive the care they earned and need for years to come.

December 18, 2015Jerrold NadlerCongressman Nadler Applauds Historic Victory for 9/11 Heroes
Today is a victory for the responders and survivors of September 11 and for the allies who have fought alongside us for years to reach this moment.

December 18, 2015Yahoo NewsObama signs into law government funding bill, tax breaks
U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday a massive government funding bill and billions of dollars of tax breaks in a low-key Oval Office ceremony witnessed by photographers.

December 18, 2015MSNBCBill for 9/11 first responders finally passes Congress
We’ve been keeping a close eye on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, created five years ago to cover health care costs for 9/11 first responders, which has already expired.

December 18, 2015Huffington PostCongress Finally Passes A 9/11 Health Bill
The measure will effectively make health care permanent for people who came forward to help in the aftermath of the terror attacks.

December 18, 2015NY Daily NewsZadroga Act reauthorization finally passes through Congress; health care program extended 75 years for 9/11 first responders
Lifetime health benefits for sickened 9/11 first responders won overwhelming approval Friday from Congress after a long and contentious battle.

December 18, 2015CBS New YorkNY Lawmakers Applaud Passage Of 9/11 Health Bill After Congress OKs Year-End Budget Deal
Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan a trillion dollar spending bill to fund the government through next September, which includes an agreement to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

December 18, 2015Andrew M. CuomoStatement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Congressional Approval of Zadroga Act
The permanent reauthorization of the Zadroga Act is a long-overdue victory for the more than 56,000 9/11 responders and survivors in New York State today.

December 18, 2015Kirsten GillibrandStatement From Senators Gillibrand & Schumer On Final Passage Of Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs
After 65-33 Senate Vote to Renew Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs As Part of Omnibus Spending Package, Final Bill Heads to the President to Become Law.

December 18, 2015SILiveZadroga Act extension approved by Congress
First responders and others injured on or after Sept. 11 will get guaranteed health care coverage until 2090 now that Congress has approved an extension of the fund Friday.

December 17, 2015WPIXAs Zadroga Act awaits Congress vote, what does it mean for the 9/11 first responders?
It’s a victory for 9/11 first responders who have fallen ill since that fateful day. After months of fighting for extended health care benefits, Congress will finally vote on the bill as early as Thursday morning.

December 17, 2015Charlie DentDent Supports Inclusion of 9/11 Victim Health Program & Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorizations in Omnibus
I’m proud of the bipartisan decision made to provide a long-term reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill.

December 17, 2015CBS ChicagoFeds Will Finally Cover Illinois Residents Who Rushed To World Trade Center Site And Then Became Ill
More than 270 Illinois residents who helped at the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11 are expected to get some long-awaited assistance from the federal government.

December 17, 2015Speaker Ryan Press OfficeThe First Responders
It’s almost hard to believe that more than 14 years have passed since 9/11.

December 17, 2015WNYCWith Renewed 9/11 Health Funding in Sight, a Cranky Victory
Roughly seven out of 10 U.S. senators and more than half of congressional representatives — including members of both parties — supported renewing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

December 17, 2015Siasat DailyModi conveys to Obama Indian IT industry concern over proposed
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shared with US President Barack Obama the concerns of Indian IT industry and professionals on the proposed legislation in the US Congress relating to popular H 1B and L1 visas.

December 17, 2015Business StandardProposal to raise visa fee discriminatory: Nasscom
Nasscom on Thursday said the proposal by the US Congress to raise the H-1B and L-1 visa fees to fund its 9/11 health and compensation programme, would cost Indian IT outsourcing at least $400 million more annually

December 17, 2015NY Daily NewsRoll of honor in passing the Zadroga bill for ailing 9/11 responders
Fourteen years after 9/11, the U.S. government at last redeems the national honor by committing to care for and compensate the rescue and recovery workers who paid with their health and their lives by serving at Ground Zero.

December 16, 2015ExaminerCongress extending lifetime healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders
Congress is expected to approve legislation on Wednesday that will extend lifetime medical care for those who spent months working at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

December 16, 2015Frank Pallone, Jr.Pallone: Fight for 9/11 Heroes’ Health Care Close to Victory
Today, with the release of the omnibus spending bill, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the inclusion of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

December 16, 2015NY Daily NewsZadroga 9/11 bill supporters, including Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, celebrate victory for first responders
The first responders and politicians who fought to reauthorize the Zadroga Act for 9/11 survivors took a victory lap Wednesday after it was included in a piece of must-pass legislation.

December 16, 2015News 12 LIZadroga Act set to be extended until 2090
A spending bill expected to pass this week will include an extension of the Zadroga Act.

December 16, 2015SILiveZadroga extension is “a wonderful Christmas present” Schumer says
Shortly after Sen. Charles Schumer confirmed late Tuesday night that Congress included an extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the huge omnibus bill expected to pass on Friday, he got on the phone with retired FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer.

December 16, 2015NYS AFL-CIOBill to #Renew911Health included in the omnibus spending bill set to pass this week
Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on the inclusion of the Reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program and the extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in the omnibus spending bill set to pass this week

December 16, 2015Fox NewsSen. Gillibrand: ‘Congress came through’ for 9/11 heroes
Congress set to extend health care benefits to first responders

December 16, 2015MorningstarFire union leaders hail agreement to fund & extend Zadroga 9-11 health act as life-saving measure for first responders
Congressional action on crucial legislation has been a long time coming, shows bipartisan support for 9-11 survivors

December 16, 2015Northeast TimesResponders in recovery
Mike Fitzpatrick, first re­spon­ders call for re­new­al of 9/11 be­ne­fits fund­ing.

December 16, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyMaloney statement on inclusion of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation bill in must-pass omnibus spending bill
Fourteen years ago I became concerned about the health effects of exposure to toxins at Ground Zero.

December 16, 2015Seattle TimesSpending bill would extend health care to 9/11 responders
First responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks, spent weeks cleaning up the site and later became sick will have access to federal health benefits for the rest of their lives.

December 16, 2015GuardianCongress passes bill to extend health coverage for 9/11 responders
Renewal of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act covers for the next 75 years emergency workers who became sick after working at Ground Zero

December 16, 2015CBS New YorkRenewal Of Zadroga Act Included In Year-End Tax And Spending Bill
There’s new hope that the law providing health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 attacks will continue.

December 16, 2015attn:Jon Stewart Just Won a Huge Battle With Congress
After lengthy negotiations, gnashing of teeth, the lobbying of Jon Stewart, and the public shaming of members of Congress, lawmakers reached an agreement over the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a special fund dedicated to helping those who were exposed to toxic chemicals on 9/11.

December 16, 2015City of New YorkStatement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Inclusion of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs in Congressional Omnibus Bill
Last night, Congress finally made clear: we will be there for our 9/11 heroes, just as they’ve been there for us.

December 16, 2015Lee ZeldinRep. Zeldin Announces Permanent Extension of Zadroga
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C—NY-1), today announced that a permanent extension for The James Zadroga Act was included in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package expected to be passed later this week.

December 16, 2015Union-Sun & JournalOUR VIEW: Renewed Zadroga Act renewal should be permanent
Congress is expected to approve the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

December 16, 2015The HillTop lobbying victories of 2015
The GOP-controlled Congress delivered by the 2014 midterm elections shifted the political landscape in Washington, sparking new action this year in a host of policy fights.

December 16, 2015TWC NewsCongress Agrees to Include Permanent Zadroga Act Funding in Spending Bill
Congress is set to permanently fund the law that provides health care and and monitoring to September 11th first responders after the House and Senate late Tuesday reached a deal to renew the Zadroga Act for 75 years.

December 16, 2015NewsdayZadroga Act: Lawmakers include $8.1B measure to renew program
In a major victory for ailing first responders, congressional negotiators included an $8.1 billion measure to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package that was finalized and released Tuesday night, lawmakers said.

December 16, 2015LohudZadroga 9/11 health legislation included in must-pass spending bill
The World Trade Center Health Program would be renewed until 2090 under legislation to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

December 16, 2015NY Daily NewsHouse reveals bill to extend Zadroga Act, bringing it one step closer to approval
The long, hard fight to reauthorize funds for 9/11 survivors is finally coming to an end.

December 15, 2015greatnadhra A USD 2,000 H-1B fee on Indian companies could return in US
A special USD 2,000 fee could return on H-1B and L-1 visas for Indian IT companies to fund a 9/11 healthcare act in the US with a group of Congressmen quietly mounting fresh efforts to reimpose it.

December 15, 2015Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga ActOn the Inclusion of the Reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program and the Extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in the Omnibus
World Trade Center Health Program to continue to provide medical monitoring and treatment for injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors; September 11th Victim Compensation Fund extended for five more years with increased funding.

December 15, 2015Kirsten GillibrandStatement From Senators Gillibrand & Schumer, New York Congress Members On Inclusion Of Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs In Final Omnibus Spending Bill Set To Pass This Week
Senators, Congress Members Announce Renewal of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensations Programs to be Included in Final Omnibus Spending Bill Set to Pass Later This Week

December 15, 2015NBC NewsCongress Set to Extend Lifetime Health Care Benefits for 9/11 First Responders
After tirelessly lobbying Congress since late summer, the first responders who spent months working at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are set to finally receive lifetime medical care for the illnesses attributable to their time on “the pile.”

December 15, 2015CBS NewsLawmakers strike major spending deal
Congressional leaders late Tuesday reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion spending package to fund the government through next September, and on a package to extend and make permanent some expired tax provisions.

December 15, 2015Huffington PostCongress Finally Comes Through For Ailing Sept. 11 Heroes
Lawmakers have agreed to earmark $8 billion in this year’s measure to keep the government open.

December 15, 2015American-StatesmanAustin woman sickened in 9/11 bewildered by holdup of health funding
When terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Sarah Scott hopped on her bicycle in Brooklyn and pedaled across the bridge into Manhattan as a sea of dazed humanity fled toward her.

December 15, 2015Daily NewsZadroga Act renewal appropriate move
The first responders and survivors of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, share a common bond.

December 15, 2015Herald Leader Renew health aid for 9/11 first responders
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 I was driving into New York City for work.

December 15, 2015NY TimesSpending Bill Likely to Expand Aid for 9/11 Emergency Workers
As congressional leaders negotiate the final details of a $1.1 trillion spending bill, lawmakers say it will likely incorporate a long-sought reauthorization and expansion of assistance for emergency workers who are suffering from health problems related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City.

December 15, 2015Huffington PostWe’re This Close To Getting A Permanent Health Bill For 9/11 Responders
Lawmakers are ironing out the final details.

December 14, 2015WNYCOne Cop’s Case for Renewing Sept. 11 Health Funds
“Stretch! Zimmerman!” Ming Lau shouts, beckoning stray cats he’s befriended and named on the edge of Yonkers. “Come on!”

December 14, 2015NY TimesWill Congress Help America’s First Responders?
Despite bipartisan approval and popular support, a bill assisting first responders who have illnesses resulting from 9/11 has been stalled by Republican leaders in Congress.

December 14, 2015CIOA $2,000 H-1B fee on Indian firms may return
Lawmakers may restore visa fee that funds 9/11 healthcare act

December 14, 2015Fox NewsHow politics infected care of 9/11 first responders
Senior correspondent Rick Leventhal reports from New York

December 14, 2015Washington PostHow health care for 9/11 responders became just another political football
John Feal is a tired man.

December 13, 2015HinduVisa blues may grip Indian IT firms in US, again
The party may soon be over for Indian IT firms such as Infosys, Wipro and TCS, celebrating the lapse of a law that imposed higher visa fees on their employees working in the US.

December 13, 2015MSNBC‘I’ve been to 149 funerals, each one gets harder’
As Congress prepares to wrap up its legislative session this week, medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 first responders, recovery workers and survivors ensured by the Zadroga Act hinges on one piece of unfinished business.

December 12, 2015CBS New YorkRep. Peter King: Permanent Funding For Zadroga Act ‘Very Likely’ Coming Next Week
After months of pushing, New York lawmakers are positive the Zadroga Act for sick 9/11 first responders will be made permanent this coming week.

December 12, 2015NewsmaxMcConnell Promises 9/11 First Responders Will Get Healthcare Bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised that a renewal of health benefits for 9/11 first responders will be included in the spending bill that Congress must pass by year’s end.

December 12, 2015Post-StarEDITORIAL: Congress must approve Zadroga Act to care for 9/11 responders
The poor treatment of 9/11 first responders started before the toxic dust had settled, with federal officials declaring the air safe to breathe and the mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, putting progress with the cleanup ahead of worker safety.

December 11, 2015WLUKGoodwill for Stewart gives him unique lobbying platform
The nation’s highest-profile congressional lobbyist snuck up behind Stephen Colbert on the CBS “Late Show,” willing even to wear a Donald Trump wig to get his point across.

December 11, 2015Huffington PostHillary Clinton Hails Jon Stewart In Her Own 9/11 Push
Clinton helped write the first 9/11 health bills in the Senate when she represented New York.

December 11, 2015PoliticoMcConnell poised to give Jon Stewart what he wants
The Senate leader’s office says McConnell always intended to back a health bill for 9/11 responders that the comedian has implored Congress to pass.

December 11, 2015MSNBCJon Stewart channels Donald Trump to promote 9/11 first responders bill
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on his former colleague Stephen Colbert’s new stomping grounds on Thursday to promote a serious cause – the preservation of a health care program for 9/11 first responders.

December 11, 2015EsquireJon Stewart Crashed Stephen Colbert’s Monologue to Channel Donald Trump
But really to talk about 9/11.

December 11, 2015SalonJon Stewart plays Trump in riotous reunion with Stephen Colbert
“Pass the Zadroga Act, or I will glue Congress together, dip them in gold and wear them around my freggin’ neck!”

December 11, 2015MediaiteWatch Jon Stewart Crash Colbert’s Monologue to Plea for 9/11 First Responders
It’s no secret that Jon Stewart is basically the man who launched the career of the Late Show host Stephen Colbert back in his Comedy Central days.

December 11, 2015Huffington PostJon Stewart Channels Donald Trump To Get Congress To Pay Attention
The comedian “Trumped it up” with a wig and some Cheetos dust.

December 11, 2015KHBSStephen Colbert ‘Trumps up’ Jon Stewart on ‘Late Show’
Colbert: ‘Trump it up it a little bit’

December 11, 2015Times UnionCare for America’s heroes
In the aftermath of 9/11, then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was often referred to as “America’s mayor.”

December 11, 2015RTNYPD commissioner lobbies for permanent 9/11 first responders health bill
Calling it the “ultimate irony,” New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton lobbied Congress for 9/11 first responders’ health benefits as lawmakers held hearings on terrorism.

December 10, 2015Civil Beat9/11 First Responder Thanks Takai on Rachel Maddow Show
A leader of the effort to renew legislation that covers health needs of 9/11 first responders thanked the congressman for returning to vote for the bill, even as Takai fights cancer..

December 10, 2015Poughkeepsie JournalZadroga 9/11 health bill on hold for another week
Legislation to renew benefits for people who became ill from working at Ground Zero and to compensate family members of those still dying from 9/11-related illnesses is now linked to a spending bill mired in drawn-out negotiations.

December 10, 2015TWC NewsHouse Speaker To Include Zadroga Act Renewal In House Spending Bill
On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republicans that the Zadroga Act will be inserted into a spending bill that Congress will approve.

December 10, 2015Huffington PostNew 9/11 Bill Hits Last-Minute Snags, Large Cuts
Sources say the Energy and Commerce Committee is mistakenly cutting the bill and almost left off the name.

December 10, 2015LohudZadroga 9/11 health bill on hold for another week in Congress
Legislation to renew benefits for people who became ill from working at Ground Zero and to compensate family members of those still dying from 9/11-related illnesses is now linked to a spending bill mired in drawn-out negotiations.

December 10, 2015National JournalFor 9/11-Responder Advocates, Drama in Spending Deal’s Final Days
Advocates of the Zadroga Act hope the spending package will include support for responders.

December 10, 2015Kevin O’TooleO’Toole Introduces Resolution to Guarantee Lifelong Treatment, Services for 9/11 First Responders & Victims
Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) introduced a resolution calling upon Congress to enact the “James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.”

December 10, 2015SILiveDonovan: Permanent Zadroga Act renewal to be in omnibus bill
Rep. Daniel Donovan (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) said Thursday the reauthorization of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will be part of a House omnibus spending bill that is expected to be voted on next week.

December 10, 2015Morning ConsultSchumer: High Chance Zadroga Act Will Be Part of Omnibus
It is a highly likely, “but not certain,” that legislation to continue covering health costs for 9/11 first responders will be included in the year-end omnibus spending bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Thursday.

December 10, 2015NewsdaySen. Chuck Schumer, others, say Zadroga renewal deal is ‘close’
Congress has made significant progress toward passing a renewal of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, New York lawmakers said Thursday, but they were quick to counsel caution by quoting Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

December 10, 2015CBS News9/11 health bill held up over price tag
After facing intense public pressure from comedian Jon Stewart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, promised earlier this week to fully fund health care benefits for 9/11 first responders.

December 10, 2015ABC NewsNew York’s Police Commissioner Fights for 9/11 Health Bill
The New York Police Department commissioner, flanked by police and firefighters, pushed Congress on Thursday to keep dollars flowing to a health program for first responders and others who got sick working in the rubble of the Sept. 11 attacks.

December 10, 2015Huffington Post Paul Ryan Pledges 9/11 Bill Is All But Done
Just two hurdles remain — how to bring the bill to a vote and how to pay for it.

December 9, 2015NY Daily NewsHouse will include Zadroga reauthorization in omnibus spending bill, as Dems praise inclusion as ‘very positive step forward’
Finally, some good news for 9/11 survivors.

December 9, 2015WSJNew York Lawmakers Lead Campaign for Health Care Bill for 9/11 First Responders
Bill would reauthorize World Trade Center health program and extend a victims’ fund; Congressional leaders have been looking for ways to pay for the measure

December 9, 2015Tom MacArthurMacArthur Acts to Protect 9/11 Memorial and First Responders
Congressman MacArthur today continued calls to protect and preserve the 9/11 memorial and reauthorize the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

December 9, 2015KAALCrucial Time for Zadroga Act
Advocates for the Zadroga Act are on Capitol Hill, rallying for Congress to permanently help 9/11 first responders.

December 9, 2015CBS New YorkZadroga Act Adovcates Make Final Push For Renewal As Congress Deadline Looms
The battle to extend health benefits for 9/11 first responders goes on in Congress.

December 9, 2015Huffington PostThis Powerful Image Shows Why Jon Stewart Is Fighting So Hard For 9/11 Heroes
The Daily Show shared a powerful image from Jon Stewart’s return earlier this week that shows just how vital programs offering aid to 9/11 emergency workers really are.

December 9, 2015SILiveAiling 9/11 first responder joins Donovan for Zadroga push
Last month, Sal Turturici’s family threw him a welcome home party when the EMT and Sept. 11 first responder returned to his Dongan Hills home after undergoing treatment in his battle with stage-four liver cancer.

December 9, 2015Huffington Post9/11 Advocates Accuse GOP Of Sabotaging Health Bill
“Speaker Ryan and Fred Upton have joined the asshole of the month club.”

December 9, 2015Idaho Mountain ExpressFailure to keep promises to first-responders is disgraceful
They went into the dust, smoke and destruction of the Trade Center towers first, stayed for weeks or months, and are sick and dying as a result.

December 8, 2015NVFCTell Congress to Pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
Firefighters, EMTs, and other public safety officers answered the call on September 11, 2001.

December 8, 2015KHOUHouston firefighters echo comedian’s call for 9/11 fund renewal
Comedian Jon Stewart and firefighters across the country share the same dismay this week – questioning why lawmakers in Washington D.C. aren’t automatically renewing a program designed to help save the men and women who put their lives on the line on Sept. 11, 2001.

December 8, 2015NY Daily NewsHouse committee’s revised bill to renew Zadroga Act draws opposition from Democrats
Now it’s House Republicans’ turn to play politics with funding for the 9/11 survivors.

December 8, 2015Huffington PostInside Jon Stewart’s Lobbying Trip To Congress
Jon Stewart does not like Congress very much, which should come as no surprise to anyone who regularly watched him on television or saw him return to his old “Daily Show” Monday night to push for a new 9/11 health bill.

December 8, 2015Downtown ExpressJon Stewart shames Senate ‘WorstResponders’ on Zadroga renewal
Jon Stewart returned to “The Daily Show” Monday night to call out Senate leaders for blocking the renewal of the 2010 Zadroga Act that funds health care for first responders injured or made ill by the 9/11 attacks.

December 8, 2015NY Daily NewsNew York City Council asks for renewal of Zadroga Act, the 9/11 health care bill, in letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell
The entire City Council signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday pushing for the renewal of the Zadroga Act.

December 8, 2015Times Herald-RecordStop politicking on Zadroga Act renewal
How has Congress not renewed the Zadroga Act?

December 8, 2015Washington PostJon Stewart returns to ‘The Daily Show’ to advocate for 9/11 first responders
Jon Stewart returned to his old stomping grounds on Monday to make an impassioned plea to Congress.

December 8, 2015Vanity FairDid Jon Stewart Just Give Us a Taste of What He’ll Be Doing for HBO?
Many mourned when Jon Stewart left The Daily Show earlier this year, and while he’s popped up here and there since, most of us would like regular doses of him on our screens again.

December 8, 2015CBS NewsJon Stewart returns to “Daily Show” to support 9/11 first responders
Jon Stewart walked away from his role as host of “The Daily Show” only four months ago, but his return to the set Monday night as a guest showed the late night talk veteran’s words still carry weight, reports CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers.

December 8, 2015Long Island Press9/11 Zadroga Act Advocates Make Final Push for Funding
John Feal and a group of Sept. 11, 2001 victim advocates have made 21 trips to Washington D.C. this year, or as Feal puts it, the equivalent of two months and eight days.

December 8, 2015MSNBCProtections for 9/11 first responders face stubborn hurdles
Technically, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, created five years ago to cover health care costs for 9/11 first responders, has already expired.

December 8, 2015NY Daily NewsJon Stewart wins warm reception as ‘Daily Show’ guest, shames Sen. Mitch McConnell to reauthorize 9/11 Zadroga Act
Newly bearded Jon Stewart emerged from retired bliss Monday night to shame America’s #WorstResponders.

December 8, 2015TimeWatch Jon Stewart Return to The Daily Show to Blast Congress
He takes up the charge on funding for 9/11 first responders—once again

December 8, 2015NewsdayJon Stewart returns to ‘The Daily Show’ in support of Zadroga Act
Gone, hardly forgotten and still endowed with enough clout to ensure full use of a show he once called his own, Jon Stewart returned to “The Daily Show” Monday night to rally funding support for the expired Zadroga act for 9/11 first responders.

December 8, 2015Rolling StoneJon Stewart Makes Surprise ‘Daily Show’ Return for 9/11 First Responders
Former host shames politicians into renewing the Zadroga Act, which would provide permanent health care to 9/11 first responders

December 8, 2015VarietyJon Stewart Visits ‘The Daily Show’ to Blast Congress on 9/11 Responders Funding
Jon Stewart returned to “The Daily Show” on Monday night to put pressure on Congress to pass legislation to continue funding health care services for 9/11 first-responders.

December 8, 2015TPMJon Stewart Returns To Shame Lawmakers For Not Passing Healthcare For 9/11 First Responders (VIDEO)
Late-night king Jon Stewart returned to “The Daily Show” on Monday night to shame national lawmakers, particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), for not extending the Zadroga Act, which grants healthcare to 9/11 first responders.

December 8, 2015Daily MailJohn Stewart’s poignant return to the Daily Show with three empty chairs: Former host leaves spaces empty for 9/11 responders who are either dead or too ill to join him
Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show Monday night for the first time since he stepped down as host this past August

December 8, 2015New YorkJon Stewart Returns to The Daily Show, Shames Mitch McConnell for Abandoning 9/11 First Responders
Jon Stewart has gone after Mitch McConnell in the past, but now he’s so mad that turning him into a bizarre internet meme won’t suffice.

December 8, 2015MashableJon Stewart staged a powerful ‘Daily Show’ return to support 9/11 first responders
Monday night marked the first ever The Daily Show with Trevor Noah with Jon Stewart.

December 8, 2015NY TimesJon Stewart Returns to ‘The Daily Show’ for Zadroga Act
Just a few months after his retirement, Jon Stewart made a visit to “The Daily Show” on Monday to talk about a health care act for 9/11 emergency responders that he had helped champion when he hosted the program.

December 8, 2015Huffington PostJon Stewart Didn’t Mince Words During His ‘Daily Show’ Return
“Mitch McConnell doesn’t give a s**t about anything but politics.”

December 8, 2015Courier TimesFitzpatrick, first responders in Lower Makefield ask lawmakers to pass 9/11 bill
Brian McGuire, of Upper Southampton, is among thousands of Sept. 11 first responders who are running out of time.

December 7, 2015MashableJon Stewart will return to ‘The Daily Show’ Monday night as a guest
on Stewart is coming home to The Daily Show, but this time, he’s going to sit on the other side of the desk.

December 7, 2015TimeJon Stewart to Return for Appearance on The Daily Show
Could the timing be any better?

December 7, 2015NY Daily News9/11 responder promises ‘civil disobedience’ to get Congress to reauthorize Zadroga Act
If Congress doesn’t move to reauthorize the Zadroga Act for 9/11 survivors by Thursday, a top advocate isn’t going to move from Congress.

December 7, 2015Huffington PostJon Stewart’s Back On ‘The Daily Show’ Tonight, And He Is Not Happy
If you think the health of 9/11 first responders is important, you won’t be either.

December 7, 2015TWC NewsExclusive: Staten Island Congressman Says 9/11 Health Program Will Be Permanently Reinstated
Behind closed doors, members of the House of Representatives have ended their stalemate over the 9/11 health care bill known as the Zadroga Act — and are poised to permanently extend the law.

December 7, 2015Carolyn MaloneyArea Congressional leaders fighting to the finish on 9/11 Health and Compensation extension
Leaders unite at Ground Zero to rally support in final push

December 7, 2015Chief LeaderCongress Reaches Deal To Extend ‘Zadroga,’ But Strings Attached
Congressional leaders have reached a tentative deal to renew the Zadroga Act but limit 9/11 survivors’ economic benefits to another five years and $4.6 billion, sources close to the negotiations have told THE CHIEF-LEADER.

December 7, 2015Jeff Werner
Mike Fitzpatrick press conference in support of 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization.

December 7, 2015CBS Philly
9/11 First Responders, Including Those In Philly, Call On Congress To Pass Bill Covering Healthcare

First responders to the 9/11 disaster in New York City are calling on Congress to pass dedicated funding to pay for their health costs.

December 7, 2015TWC News
NY1 ItCH: A No-Brainer in a Land of No Brains

The words “never forget” seem to have reached a 14-year expiration date.

December 7, 2015GothamistDuplicitous Republicans Hold 9/11 First Responders’ Health Care Hostage
Despite the best efforts of 9/11 survivors, New York’s Congressional representatives, and Jon Stewart to shame Republicans into renewing and extending health care and compensatory benefits for ailing 9/11 first responders and their families, the legislation remains stalled.

December 7, 2015New YorkCongress Still Hasn’t Passed a Long-Term Extension of the Law Helping 9/11 Responders
On October 1, the World Trade Center Health Program expired.

December 7, 2015Examiner9/11 first responders healthcare bill bogged down by cost
With Congress preparing this month to adjourn for the year, advocacy groups are increasing their calls for lawmakers to renew a healthcare and victims compensation program that serves those who were injured responding to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

December 6, 2015City of New YorkTranscript: Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at Zadroga Act Rally
Mayor Bill de Blasio: We are fighting here for a common cause – for something that people believe in across this country, across party lines.

December 6, 2015CBS New YorkNew York Lawmakers Renew Demands For Full Extension Of Zadroga Act
The Zadroga Act provides medical screenings and treatment for responders exposed to toxic substances at Ground Zero.

December 6, 2015Mstars NewsJon Stewart: 9/11 First Responder Shows Prayer Cards While Fighting for Healthcare Bill
While standing with a number of 9/11 first responders to urge Congress to renew the James Zadroga health care bill, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart found himself saddened when one responder showed him a large stack of prayer cards he had received at the many funerals of his fellow firemen.

December 6, 2015WSJFamilies Rally at Ground Zero for 9/11 Health Act
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is set to expire in October 2016

December 6, 2015FiOS1Retired 9/11 responder rallies for Zadroga Act, says ‘people would die without this bill’
Former NYC firefighter Ray Pfeifer is planning his 29th trip to Washington to fight for the law’s reinstatement

December 6, 2015am New YorkBill de Blasio, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand push Congress to renew 9/11 Zadroga Act
New York’s political elite rallied with over one hundred 9/11 first responders in the shadow of the World Trade Center Sunday to push Congress to renew the Zadroga Act before the winter recess.

December 6, 2015NY TimesOfficials Rally for an Extension of a 9/11 Health Bill
Standing in the shadow of the towering rebuilt World Trade Center, scores of firefighters and police officers, led by Mayor Bill de Blasio and two United States senators from New York, rallied on Sunday to press Congress to extend a 9/11 health bill.

December 6, 2015MetroLeaders rally again for stronger, permanent Zadroga Act before 2016
National and local lawmakers and advocates call on Congress to support bill for 9/11 survivors that expired in October.

December 6, 2015New York PostPoliticians urge health benefits extension for 9/11 responders
New York politicians joined 150 sick or dying 9/11 responders in Manhattan on Sunday to call on Congress to extend the Zadroga Act before its crucial health benefits run out.

December 6, 2015ABC News9 Year-Old, Lawmakers Rally for 9/11 1st Responder Benefits
At a rally featuring speeches by nearly a dozen lawmakers, the loudest message of all was delivered by a 9-year-old boy who didn’t say a word.

December 6, 2015NY Daily NewsWTC rally for heroes, ‘Immoral’ for Congress not to OK Zadroga Act
With time running out to pass a new Zadroga Act before Congress leaves town, pols and first responders gathered at the site of the Sept. 11 attacks to demand the health bill’s renewal.

December 6, 2015NY Daily NewsHomestretch for heroes in passing Zadroga bill for 9/11 sick
The agonizingly long struggle to get Congress to fund medical care and financial assistance for the ailing and dying heroes who sacrificed their health during the rescue and recovery at the World trade Center is closer to the finish line.

December 6, 2015HVNN9/11 First Responders Continue To Fight For Health Care
9/11 First Responders, Survivors and Hudson Valley Elected Officials Call on Congressional Leaders to Extend and Fully Fund the Zadroga Act by Year’s End

December 6, 2015Cincinnati.comJon Stewart, 9/11 first-responders confront Rob Portman
Comedian Jon Stewart, firefighters, policemen and other 9/11 first responders confronted lawmakers Thursday as they pressured Congress to extend health care benefits before they run out.

December 5, 2015IAFFZadroga Press Conference (photos)

December 4, 2015Tom RooneyRooney speaks on House floor in support of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) speaks on the House floor in support of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act and urges his colleagues to bring it to a vote before the end of the year.

December 4, 2015Spoked Blog9/11 first responders fight for extension of health care
McConnell’s staff told first responders and recovery workers earlier this week he supports permanent status for the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides health benefits to first responders and others who became ill as a result of working at Ground Zero.

December 4, 2015Huffington PostSenators’ Snacks Feed Jon Stewart Jokes
The Wisconsin cranberries especially miffed the New Jersey comedian.

December 4, 2015InquizitrZadroga Act Reauthorization Falters as Another NYPD Firefighter Dies
The Zadroga Act reauthorization has failed just days after James Costello, the former Fire Department of New York battalion chief, died of cancer at the age of 52.

December 4, 2015News.MicWatch Jon Stewart Shame Senate Republicans Over Stonewalling of 9/11 First Responders Bill
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart exploded out of retirement on Thursday to deliver a stinging rebuke to Senate Republicans who he blamed for Congress’ failure to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

December 3, 2015The Chief Congress Reaches Deal To Extend ‘Zadroga,’ But Strings Attached
Congressional leaders have reached a tentative deal to renew the Zadroga Act but limit 9/11 survivors’ economic benefits to another five years and $4.6 billion, sources close to the negotiations have told THE CHIEF-LEADER.

December 3, 2015NewsdayZadroga Act extension still facing hurdles
The renewal of the expiring Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act continued to move forward in Congress on Thursday but still faces the hurdle of reaching an agreement on how to cover its $7 billion cost, activists and lawmakers said.

December 3, 2015Washington TimesJon Stewart joins first responders in call to renew 9/11 health care act
Joined by lawmakers and former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, irate 9/11 first responders gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan restore a program in upcoming budget talks giving health care to first responders who dealt with the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

December 3, 2015LohudAnger over delayed 9/11 health bill focuses on Sen. Mitch McConnell
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become the top source of frustration for groups lobbying for passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

December 3, 2015Huffington PostWatch Jon Stewart And 9/11 First Responders Actually Change A GOP Senator’s Mind
Jon Stewart doesn’t like coming to Capitol Hill. They convinced him to back the expiring health and compensation program for first responders and victims.

December 3, 2015ABC NewsJon Stewart Returns to Capitol Hill to Lobby for 9/11 Responders
Jon Stewart doesn’t like coming to Capitol Hill.

December 3, 2015The HillJon Stewart hits Capitol to push 9/11 responder benefits
The former “Daily Show” host could be seen alongside a cameraman, as well as firefighters and police officers, buttonholing lawmakers in the Capitol basement to push for renewal of the legislation, parts of which expired last month.

December 3, 2015Washington ExaminerJon Stewart lobbies for 9/11 responders on Capitol Hill
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart was on Capitol Hill Thursday morning for the second time in four months to lobby for legislation supporting victims and responders of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

December 3, 2015News ForageMcConnell Blocks Health Care for 9/11 First Responders
Frustrated first responders to the Sept. 11 terror attacks who have long-sought reauthorization of a program aimed at helping provide them with health care camped outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Wednesday to demand a vote on the measure.

December 3, 2015NewsdayZadroga Act extension still facing hurdles
The renewal of the expiring Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act continued to move forward in Congress on Thursday but still faces the hurdle of reaching an agreement on how to cover its $7 billion cost, activists and lawmakers said.

December 3, 2015CBS New York9/11 First Responders Press Congress To Extend Zadroga Act
A day after undergoing chemotherapy, 9/11 first responder Robert Digiovanni stood angrily outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office, railing about politics interfering with life-or-death issues.

December 3, 2015WXYZJon Stewart marches into Congress over 9/11 bill
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart joined first responders Thursday morning in the U.S. Capitol demanding the United States Senate approve a bill that has provisions to help recovery workers from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

December 3, 2015TWC NewsLawmakers Urge Extension of Zadroga Act for Sept. 11 First Responders
Firefighters and other first responders from the September 11, 2001 attacks lobbied Congress Thursday to extend a law that provides health care benefits for those who were exposed to toxic dust after the attacks.

December 3, 2015Roll CallJon Stewart Returns to Fight for 9/11 First Responder Health Care
Comedian Jon Stewart returned to Capitol Hill Thursday to urge lawmakers to renew health care programs firefighters, police officers, servicemen and women, and construction workers who responded to Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks.

December 3, 2015Huffington PostJon Stewart Is Back On Capitol Hill — And He’s Angry
Stewart returns to implore lawmakers to finally pass a permanent law to help 9/11 responders.

December 3, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyMembers of Congress fight to pass 9/11 Health and Compensation extension before Congressional recess
Unless Congress acts critical health care and compensation programs for tens of thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors will shut down completely

December 3, 2015U.S. NewsJon Stewart, 9/11 responders press Congress to extend expired health benefits
Comedian Jon Stewart, firefighters, policemen and other 9/11 first responders confronted lawmakers Thursday as they pressured Congress to extend health care benefits before they run out.

December 3, 2015Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act“TIME IS RUNNING OUT”: 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS AND SURVIVORS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO EXTEND AND FULLY FUND THE ZADROGA ACT BY YEAR’S END
Continued Congressional inaction threatens critical health care and compensation for tens of thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors

December 3, 2015TWC NewsMayor Again Calls for Permanent Extension of Zadroga Act
Mayor Bill de Blasio is once again calling for a permanent extension of the September 11th health care bill known as the Zadroga Act.

December 2, 2015NBC News9/11 First Responders to Sen. McConnell: Stop Blocking Bill
Frustrated first responders to the Sept. 11 terror attacks who have long-sought reauthorization of a program aimed at helping provide them with health care camped outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Wednesday to demand a vote on the measure.

December 2, 2015House Energy and Commerce CommitteeUpton Urges Permanent Reauthorization of 9/11 First Responders Health Bill
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today called for permanent reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program.

December 2, 2015NY Daily NewsAdvocates for 9/11 survivors are furious at Mitch McConnell for blocking passage of the Zadroga Act
Advocates for the survivors of 9/11 are furious at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for blocking passage of the Zadroga Act.

December 2, 2015Roll Call9/11 Responder Health Care Renewal in Question
A deal fell to renew health care programs for first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack fell through this week, sending congressional negotiators scrambling to find a solution and members in both chambers and parties pointing fingers of blame.

December 2, 2015MSNBC9/11 health care funding removed from highway bill
NBC’s Luke Russert speaks with a 9/11 first responder in a group camping out outside the office of Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, related to a blocked healthcare measure that can help sick first responders.

December 2, 2015MSNBC9/11 first responders fight for support
On Wednesday, the fight for the renewal of health benefits for 9/11 first responders reached Congress. Democrats say Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blocking the bill from moving forward.

December 2, 2015CBS New YorkAnother 9/11 Firefighter Dies Of Cancer; Zadroga Act Hits Another Roadblock
While Congress debates whether to permanently renew the Zadroga Act, another 9/11 firefighter has died.

December 2, 2015Huffington Post9/11 Responders Crash Mitch McConnell’s Office
The heroes called the Senate majority leader “deplorable” for stalling Sept. 11 legislation.

December 2, 2015The HillLawmakers nearing deal on 9/11 responder benefits bill
House negotiators are nearing an agreement on legislation extending compensation and health benefits to the victims of 9/11 and its aftermath..

December 2, 2015Fiscal TimesCould Congress Give 9/11 First Responders the Shaft?
A year-end push by congressional lawmakers to finish all outstanding business threatens to leave behind a multibillion-dollar bill that would extend health and compensation benefits for 9/11 first responders.

December 1, 2015AFL-CIOSenator McConnell is Failing 9/11 First Responders
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Senator Mitch McConnell blocking the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act

December 1, 2015Lohud9/11 health bill didn’t make it into long-term transportation measure
A proposed reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is not part of a must-pass transportation bill released Tuesday, but the bill does include other provisions benefiting New York and New Jersey….

December 1, 2015Huffington PostDemocrats Accuse Mitch McConnell Of Holding Up Funding For 9/11 Survivors
It’s “just plain wrong to play politics with the healthcare of these 9/11 heroes,” Chuck Schumer said.

December 1, 2015NBC NewsDemocrats Accuse McConnell of Blocking Zadroga Act
Senate Democrats say that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is single-handedly blocking a bill to help 9/11 first responders from being included in the long-term highway bill, which was unveiled today and is expected to pass as soon as this week.

December 1, 2015NY Daily NewsZadroga Act reauthorization left out of must-pass legislation, blocking crucial funding for 9/11 survivors
Reauthorization for the Zadroga Act is being left out of a must-pass piece of legislation, advocates for the program tell the Daily News, leaving supporters howling that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blocking crucial funding for 9/11 survivors.

December 1, 2015The HillGOP lawmaker: Don’t wrap 9/11 responder law into spending package
As supporters of extending a health and compensation benefits program for 9/11 first responders look toward a catch-all spending package as their best chance, at least one lawmaker wants a standalone vote on the measure.

November 30, 2015NewsdayHouse Speaker Paul Ryan reaffirms commitment to passing Zadroga 9/11 extension
House Speaker Paul Ryan made it “crystal clear” that he is committed to passing an extension of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act this year in a meeting Monday evening with four New York Republican congressmen, according to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley).

November 30, 2015Brooklyn Daily EagleDonovan writes to House members about WTC Health Program
In a letter that paid tribute to the sacrifice of a woman who spent weeks after the Sept. 11 attack rescuing pets from lower Manhattan apartments and who died of cancer earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has written to each of his 434 House colleagues to urge them to approve a permanent extension of the World Trade Center Health Program.

November 30, 2015NY Daily NewsRyan’s hope for a permanent Zadroga bill for ailing 9/11 heroes and victims
Congress returns Monday, setting the stage for action on legislation to permanently fund health care and compensation for sickened Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers.

November 28, 2015The HillClock ticking down on 9/11 responder law
Lawmakers in both chambers are racing against the clock to extend health and compensation benefits for the responders and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

November 27, 2015WCBDFormer FDNY Firefighter Here in Lowcountry, Speaks Out About First Responders Bill Expiring
A federal bill called the Zadroga Act meant to help 9/11 first responders with medical bills, has expired.

November 25, 2015FirehouseWe Need Deeds, Not Words
The images of 9/11 are seared in the memory of all Americans.

November 23, 2015Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBelloIssues and Ideas with Chris DeBello

November 22, 2015nwi.comUrge Congress to assist first responders
The James Zadroga Act, which expired a few months ago, provides health care benefits for 9/11 first responders who have been diagnosed with cancers and other illnesses.

November 22, 2015Lancaster OnlineAs Paris reminds us, emergency responders put their lives on line, so we need to thank them in real way
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, (HR 1786 or S. 928) would permanently renew the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program; the latter provides health benefits to first responders and others who are ill because they worked at ground zero.

November 20, 2015NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: New fireboat and firefighter suffering from 9/11-related cancer honor FDNY deputy commissioner killed in terror attack on WTC
Firefighter Bob Alexander’s time on the Pile at Ground Zero left him with a ticking time bomb in his head — an inoperable, peanut-sized brain tumor that could eventually kill him.

November 20, 2015Joplin GlobeOur view: Renew Zadroga Act
Almost two months have passed since Congress let a health care program for 9/11 first responders expire.

November 19, 2015Huffington PostCongress Might Actually Pass A Permanent 9/11 Bill
Sen. Orrin Hatch said he’d be open to paying for the measure by closing a tax loophole on foreign insurance companies.

November 19, 2015NewsdayZadroga extension gets support from House Speaker Paul Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act should be reauthorized by the end of the year and that he has asked two key House committee chairmen to work with Rep. Peter King to make it happen.

November 19, 2015Morning ConsultRyan: Zadroga Act Should Be Reauthorized By Year’s End
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the House should be able too vote to reauthorize the Zadroga Act by the end of the year at his weekly press briefing Thursday.

November 19, 2015Yahoo! NewsHouse Speaker backs extending benefits for Sept 11 responders
Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday he supports extending expiring benefits programs for police and firefighters injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

November 19, 2015NY Daily NewsRubio’s right call on supporting the Zadroga bill for ailing WTC responders
Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio has passed one test of fitness to lead America.

November 19, 2015LedgerEditorial: Zadroga Act must be renewed
Some observers have referred to last week’s murderous attacks in Paris as “France’s 9/11.” While we can debate whether the ISIS slaughter on Friday is exactly on point with America’s own devastating bout with Islamic terrorists back in 2001, which killed 3,000 people and toppled the iconic Twin Towers, the reference should stoke the embers of shame for many on Capitol Hill.

November 18, 2015News 12 Long IslandHouse committee backs Zadroga Act extension
Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) tells News 12 that members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are supporting a permanent extension of the Zadroga Act.

November 18, 2015FiOS1Push for Zadroga Act extension gaining momentum in Washington
Rep. Peter King says the House and Senate are closer than they’ve ever been to extending the legislation

November 18, 2015Insurance JournalGillibrand Proposes Reinsurance Tax Gimmick to Fund 9/11 Victims
In his seminal 1987 work Crisis and Leviathan, economic historian Robert Higgs traces the pattern of government growth as a response to catastrophic events.

November 18, 2015Jerrold NadlerCongressman Nadler Statement in Transportation Reauthorization Conference Committee
While hailing the creation of the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program in the House bill, concerns were also raised over the $1 trillion backlog of investment needs for transportation infrastructure.

November 18, 2015SILive.comMarco Rubio signs on to Zadroga permanent extension
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has added his name to the list of Senate cosponsors for a bill to permanently extend the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

November 18, 2015SILive.comZadroga Act extension gaining momentum in House
The movement to pass a permanent extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has gained momentum Wednesday, with one of the two House committees involved expressing support.

November 18, 2015Huffington PostWhat Happens When Your Boss Ducks 9/11 Responders
You become a sacrificial lamb, and the Judiciary Committee chairman gets called a “son of a bitch” by former cops.

November 18, 2015NewsdayRep. Peter King sees progress on Zadroga funds, but a ‘long way to go’
In a significant step forward for the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday agreed to back a permanent extension of its expired health program, according to Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford).

November 18, 2015Washington TimesParis attacks help push renewal of 9/11 health care act; Rubio signs as co-sponsor
First responders to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. are using the backdrop of the carnage in Paris to urge Congress to act on a languishing proposal to renew their health care benefits.

November 18, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyMaloney, Nadler, King & Donovan cautiously optimistic about efforts to permanently extend Zadroga Act’s World Trade Center Health Program
With more than 250 House cosponsors, and 66 Senate cosponsors, it is clear that a strong bipartisan majority of Congress supports a permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

November 18, 2015CBS New YorkRepublican Committee Members Agree To Support Permanent Extension Of Zadroga Act
After intensive lobbying from firefighters unions and sick firefighters themselves, support is growing for making the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act permanent, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

November 18, 2015NY Daily NewsHouse Republicans in key committee show support for permanent renewal of Zadroga Act
In what 9/11 survivor advocates are calling an “important step forward,” House Republicans on a key committee met about the Zadroga Act Wednesday, with many privately voicing support for a permanent reauthorization.

November 18, 2015NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: State judge denies workers’ compensation claim brought by ASPCA animal rescuer dying from 9/11-related cancer
Diane DiGiacomo can’t catch a break. A state judge has shockingly denied a workers’ compensation claim brought by the ex-ASPCA worker who is dying from a 9/11-related cancer, the Daily News has learned.

November 18, 2015TWC NewsAmid Staten Island Clash, Rubio Backs Zadroga Reauthorization
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday released a statement in support of reauthorizing the Zadroga Act — an announcement that comes amid a parochial war of words for one of his top New York supporters, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.

November 18, 2015NewsdayRep. Peter King: see breakthrough on Zadroga funds
In a breakthrough for advocates of renewing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have agreed to support a permanent extension of the act’s expired health program, according to Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford).

November 18, 2015Huffington PostWhat Happens When Your Boss Ducks 9/11 Responders
You become a sacrificial lamb, and the Judiciary Committee chairman gets called a “son of a bitch” by former cops.

November 17, 2015LohudTax on foreign insurers could pay for 9/11 health bill
Permanently renewing legislation to benefit Ground Zero first responders could be financed by closing a tax loophole, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Tuesday.

November 17, 2015eNews Park ForestSenators Kirk, Gillibrand, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America lead Veterans’ Organizations in support of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Extension
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y) and veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to show their support for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act (S. 928/H.R.1786), which would fully extend the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund.

November 17, 2015Marco RubioSupporting the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
As someone with several first responders in my family, I value the work they do across the country each day.

November 17, 2015NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: Sen. Marco Rubio signs on to reauthorize Zadroga Act
Sen. Marco Rubio has signed on to back reauthorizing the Zadroga Act, making him the first top-tier Republican White House candidate to throw his support behind the bipartisan legislation to help 9/11 survivors.

November 17, 2015SILive.comNicole Malliotakis asked to answer for Marco Rubio on Zadroga Act
Having taken on the role of New York chairperson for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis quickly drew the ire of a colleague from the other side of the aisle.

November 17, 2015Huffington PostBackers Of New 9/11 Bill Link Effort To Paris Attacks
With reaction to the attacks in Paris as a backdrop, lawmakers and 9/11 responders made a new push Tuesday to pass a permanent 9/11 health bill, linking the effort to the terrorism in France.

November 17, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America lead Veterans’ Organizations in support of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Extension
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) today announced their support for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act (S. 928/H.R.1786), which would fully extend the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund.

November 17, 2015CBS New YorkFirst Responders Heading To DC To Rally For Permanent Extension Of Zadroga Act
Hundreds of first responders are heading to Washington D.C. to rally for a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

November 17, 2015WPIXCity Firefighters Urge Washington to Renew Zadroga Act
Advocates of 9/11 first responders bill to rally in D.C. for extension

November 17, 2015NY1City Firefighters Urge Washington to Renew Zadroga Act
Hundreds of city firefighters are headed to Washington to call for the renewal of the Zadroga Act.

November 17, 2015NewsdayIraq, Afghanistan vets push for full Zadroga act extension
Advocates of a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act stepped up their campaign Tuesday by enlisting the support of veterans of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

November 16, 2015NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: 9/11 ASPCA animal rescuer with cancer needs Congress to act
She was a miracle worker to dozens of lower Manhattan residents who fled their homes without their pets after the 9/11 attacks. But now Diane DiGiacomo, who rescued countless cats and dogs from apartments in the shadow of Ground Zero, is in need of a miracle herself.

November 16, 2015NY Daily NewsRep. Bob Goodlatte is loved by some, disliked by others for blocking laws on civil rights issues
A 9/11 first responder thinks he’s an “a–hole.” The grieving father of the Virginia reporter killed on-camera in his community says he’s a “coward.” And he’s been a lead obstacle on a number of civil rights issues with bipartisan support.

November 14, 2015New York TimesDon’t Let the Aid for 9/11 Responders Expire
In a positive signal from Congress, bipartisan majorities in both houses are on record as approving permanent renewal and financing of the emergency health care and compensation programs needed by thousands of first responders to the 9/11 attacks who are suffering illnesses as a result of their labors at the devastated sites.

November 13, 2015TWC NewsStaten Island Proxy War Over Zadroga Act
A war of words has erupted between two Staten Island Assembly members, sparked by one lawmaker’s newfound role in the 2016 presidential campaign of Republican Florida US Sen. Marco Rubio.

November 13, 2015AtlanticHas 9/11 Become ‘Ancient History’?
The struggle to get Congress to renew health benefits for responders shows how the political potency of the attacks has diminished with time.

November 12, 2015NY Daily NewsLate NYPD cop’s father continues to push Zadroga Act after Congress let it lapse
The father of the dead NYPD cop whose name graces the Zadroga Act vowed Thursday to keep fighting to reauthorize the bill to help other Ground Zero heroes.

November 12, 2015Observer NewsJames Zadroga’s Father Makes Appeal for Renewal of 9/11 Health Benefits
Joseph Zadroga, father of the first NYPD officer to die from conditions attributed to his rescue and recovery work at the World Trade Center site, joined New York Republicans today to call for the renewal and indefinite extension of the medical assistance bill for 9/11 first responders named after his son.

November 11, 2015USA TodayHouse bill would compensate families of ‘forgotten’ terrorism victims
Catherine Votaw recalled bursting into tears four years ago after walking into the U.S. embassy in London and seeing a young Marine guard standing watch.

November 11, 2015Huffington PostCongress Shorted 9/11 Responders By $12 Billion
One proposed bill would fill that gap, two others cover less than half.

November 11, 2015NBC NewsWhy is a Health Bill for 9/11 First Responders Stuck in Congress?
Members of the New York Congressional Delegation are continuing their push for a full reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

November 10, 2015MSNBC1st responders plead for health coverage
John Feal, 9/11 responder and advocate, details how 1st responders are urging Congress to extend 9/11 health funding that expired on September 30th, 2015.

November 9, 2015City of New YorkMayor de Blasio, Bipartisan Coalition of Mayors and Local Leaders Urge Speaker Ryan to Pass Permanent, Fully Funded Zadroga Act
Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined a coalition of 27 bipartisan mayors and local leaders (including all regional county executives) to send a letter to new U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, urging him to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

November 9, 2015am New YorkDe Blasio: Coalition of city leaders calls on House Speaker Ryan to support fully funded Zadroga Act
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that a coalition of 27 city leaders has called on U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan to pass legislation to “fully fund” the Zadroga Act to support 9/11 survivors and first responders.

November 9, 2015NY Daily NewsShe gave her all for her country at Ground Zero; pass the Zadroga for Lt. Marci Simms and all the heroes
Having given her last full measure of devotion to her city and country, New York Police Lt. Marci Simms was laid to rest Sunday, a casualty of the war that came from the sky on 9/11.

November 9, 2015NewsdayCongress needs to do right by 911 responders
For shame. Two congressmen so removed from the realities of Ground Zero have proposed two bills to temporarily fund the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Neither comes close to what first responders and others who suffer from 9/11-related illnesses need.

November 9, 2015MetroLeaders call on patriotism, not partisanship in Congress for 9/11 healthcare bill
NY’s Congressional delegation stood with Mayor de Blasio in support of a letter from 27 local leaders nationwide for the Zadroga Act.

November 9, 2015SILive.comDonovan meets with de Blasio; coalition calls for renewed Zadroga Act
Rep. Daniel Donovan met with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday for the first time since being elected to Congress.

November 9, 2015NewsdayLocal officials call for Congress to permanently fund Zadroga bill
Nassau’s and Suffolk’s county executives Edward Mangano and Steve Bellone were among the Long Island officials who joined a bipartisan, nationwide coalition Monday urging U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the James Zadroga 9/11 Act’s health and compensation programs for first responders.

November 9, 2015Stamford AdvocateNY lawmakers call on Speaker Ryan to renew Zadroga Act
New York lawmakers are calling on new House Speaker Paul Ryan to extend a law renewing health benefits for Sept. 11 first responders.

November 9, 2015CBS New YorkDe Blasio Joins Coalition Of Local, Nat’l Leaders To Support Zadroga Act
Twenty-four local leaders from around the country, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, have created a bipartisan coalition in support of reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act as a permanent measure.

November 9, 2015The HillFirefighters union presses GOP candidates on 9/11 health benefits
A group of 9/11 first responders who have been diagnosed with cancer and other diseases are putting Republican presidential candidates on the hot seat.

November 9, 2015PoliticoDe Blasio, House members call for permanent Zadroga Act
Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of New York’s congressional delegation are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to convince the Republican House majority to permanently extend the 2010 Zadroga Act, the law that provides compensation for first responders who became ill after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

November 9, 2015Kirsten GillibrandICYMI: Senator Gillibrand On Face The Nation, Urges Renewal Of Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs
Senator Gillibrand on Face the Nation: Inaction on Expired 9/11 Health Program is a “Moral Outrage,” Renewing Zadroga Programs is “America’s Moral Obligation” An Overwhelming Filibuster-Proof Majority of 64 Senators Cosponsor Bill to Permanently Extend & Fully 9/11 Zadroga Health & Compensation Bill, 248 Bipartisan Cosponsors in the House of Representatives

November 9, 2015CBS NewsEmotional farewell for 9/11 cop stricken with cancer
Family, friends and colleagues bid an emotional farewell Sunday to an NYPD lieutenant who died of cancer 14 years after working at Ground Zero.

November 9, 2015New York PostLieutenant who died from Ground Zero-related cancer honored at funeral
A beloved NYPD lieutenant who died from a 9/11-related illness last week was given a hero’s funeral on Long Island Sunday.

November 8, 2015NY Daily NewsSen. Gillibrand rips Congress for letting health care protections lapse for 9/11 first responders
The expiration of key parts of the Zadroga Act protecting the health care of 9/11 first responders is a “moral outrage,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Sunday.

November 8, 2015CBS NewsFull Interview: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, November 8
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) sits down with John Dickerson to discuss America’s war on ISIS, the impending refugee crisis, income inequality, and her moral outrage surrounding the expired health care bill for 9/11 first responders.

November 7, 2015NJ.com9/11 heroes suffer, and a ruthless congressman shrugs | Editorial
If the U.S. House of Representatives has an outstanding talent, it is its ability to reveal ugliness where no one ever thought to look for it.

November 7, 2015NewsdayMarci Simms dies; NYPD lieutenant, 9/11 responder was 51
NYPD Lt. Marci Simms saw the best in people and never became jaded, though her career confronted her with some of the world’s worst horrors, including futilely searching for survivors at Ground Zero.

November 7, 2015CBS New YorkNYPD Lieutenant Dies Of 9/11-Related Illness
An NYPD Lieutenant who died of a 9/11-related illness is being honored as a hero.

November 7, 2015Daily MailNYPD lieutenant, 51, who spent four months working at Ground Zero dies from cancer she contracted while working at the 9/11 site, according to cops and family members
A Brooklyn-born New York City Police Department lieutenant who worked at Ground Zero for four months died after a 16-month battle with lung cancer she contracted while working at the 9/11 site.

November 7, 2015New York PostNYPD lieutenant dies of Ground Zero-related cancer
An NYPD lieutenant who toiled more than four months at Ground Zero after 9/11 has died of complications from lung cancer, her family told The Post Friday.

November 7, 2015NY Daily NewsNYPD Lt. Marci Simms dies from 9/11-related illness, family says
An NYPD lieutenant — described by family members as a “tough cookie” with “a heart of gold” — has died of a 9/11-related illness, the Daily News has learned.

November 6, 2015WPIXZadroga family speaks out about pain of losing son, advocates to pass new bill
For Joe and Linda Zadroga, the pain of losing their son to pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 34, nine years ago, is still deep.

November 4, 20154 New YorkAfter Controversial Comment, More GOP Congress Members Support Zadroga Act Renewal
One Long Island man may change the fight over 9/11 health funding after directing a curse word at a U.S. congressman.

November 4, 2015Police Magazine FLEOA Urges Congress to Reauthorize 9/11 Healthcare Act
Today the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) participated in a Thunderclap urging Congress to take up the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

November 3, 2015Merrick Herald Life 9/11 rescuers still living a nightmare
Suffering from disease, they want Congress to renew the Zadroga Act

November 3, 2015NY Daily NewsThree GOP Congress members back Zadroga Act renewal after Rep. Bob Goodlatte gets called an ‘a—hole’
Sometimes it pays to drop an a-bomb on Congress.

November 3, 2015SILive.comAnything less than a permanent Zadroga extension is shameful (editorial)
We’re sure we’re not the only ones who are appalled at the reluctance of more than a few members of Congress to pass a permanent extension of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

November 3, 2015News Leader9/11 victims group criticizes Goodlatte
New York advocates for permanently funding a 9/11 victim compensation fund unleashed blistering words Monday against U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, who they claim is trying to water down funding and limit the fund to just five more years.

November 3, 2015NY Daily NewsHe has no shame as Rep. Bob Goodlatte tries to curb help for ailing 9/11 heroes
A powerful House Republican has emerged with a message for thousands of sickened Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers: You are heroes for five years; after that, drop dead.

November 2, 2015MSNBC9/11 first responders wait for GOP to act on popular health bill
Dan Moynihan, 9/11 first responder, talks with Rachel Maddow about the lobbying effort to generate support for the Zadroga Bill to help with the health care of 9/11 first responders.

November 2, 2015NY Daily News9/11 worker blasts Va. lawmaker whose bill slashes funds for first responders: ‘Congressman Goodlatte, you’re an a–hole’
A 9/11 cleanup worker who lost part of his foot at Ground Zero on Monday stood at the site of the terror attack and called the Virginia congressman trying to water down a bill that would help first responders “an a–hole.”

November 2, 2015WABCLocal leaders rallied at World Trade Center for extended health care for 9/11 first responders
Dozens of people protested at the World Trade Center site over proposed health and compensation cuts for 9/11 first responders.

November 2, 2015CBS New York9/11 Responders: GOP Resistance To Permanent Zadroga Act Is ‘Un-American’
9/11 survivors are calling out a group of lawmakers backing a new bill that would undermine the effort to revive the expiring Zadroga Act helping sick first responders.

November 2, 2015WPIXNew York City firefighters continue to fight for Zadroga Bill
For Ray Pfeifer, the repercussions from his days as a NYC firefighter responding in the aftermath of 9/11 are severe. From the World Trade Center cough to now stage four renal cancer that has spread to his bones has left him in a wheelchair.

November 2, 2015am New YorkNew York politicians and first responders insist on passage of original Zadroga extension bill
Politicians, first responders and advocates converged near the World Trade Center Monday to deride a Republican proposal that they claim guts the Zadroga Act and leaves firefighters, cops and others suffering toxic effects of 9/11 without the health care and compensation they deserve.

November 2, 2015NY1Zadroga Act Supporters Continue Their Call for Permanent Extension
Elected officials and supporters of the Zadroga Act say a Republican proposal to temporarily extend the bill has fallen short.

November 2, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyCongress members unite in support of permanent and fully funded Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act extension
Members of the New York and New Jersey congressional delegations today united at the site of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks to voice their opposition to new proposals that would make cuts to health care and compensation and only temporarily extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

November 2, 2015The HillFirefighters, lawmakers to rally for 9/11 healthcare
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y) and other Democratic lawmakers on Monday will join firefighters who are demanding healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders.

November 1, 2015CBS New York9/11 Victim Advocates Furious Over New Zadroga Act Proposal
A new Republican proposal to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is receiving criticism from victim advocates.

October 30, 2015NJ.comWill Congress take up 9/11 first responders act with majority support?
Legislation to permanently provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders has more than enough sponsors to pass the U.S. House and overcome a U.S. Senate filibuster, a bill sponsor announced.

October 30, 2015Huffington PostPaul Ryan’s Chairmen Do End Run On 9/11 Responders
A permanent 9/11 bill has majority support, but two congressmen decided to write their own temporary bills instead.

October 30, 2015SILive.comRep. Dan Donovan: 5-year Zadroga extension isn’t enough
While Rep. Daniel Donovan, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are pushing for Congress to pass a permanent extension of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a new House bill can been drafted to extend the program only five years.

October 29, 2015Energy & Commerce CommitteeUpton, Goodlatte, Chabot, Smith, and Pitts Announce Legislation to Assist Victims and Families of Terrorist Attacks
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), and House Space, Science and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the September 11th VCF Reauthorization and U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Compensation Act (H.R. 3858) to compensate the first responders and other victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks and other terrorist attacks against Americans facilitated by state sponsors of terrorism

October 29, 2015House Judiciary CommitteeGoodlatte, Upton, Chabot, Smith and Pitts Announce Legislation to Assist Victims and Families of Terrorist Attacks
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), and House Space, Science and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the September 11th VCF Reauthorization and U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Compensation Act (H.R. 3858) to compensate the first responders and other victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks and other terrorist attacks against Americans facilitated by state sponsors of terrorism.

October 29, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyReps. Maloney and Nadler: Judiciary Committee bill shortchanges 9/11 responders and survivors
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), authors of the original James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the legislation to permanently reauthorize the program, today released the following joint statement slamming the Republican House Judiciary Committee’s proposal to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

October 29, 2015Carolyn B. MaloneyReps. Maloney and Nadler: Energy and Commerce Republicans discussion draft to extend World Trade Center Health Program is deeply flawed
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY12) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY10) today released the following statement in reaction to a discussion draft released by Energy and Commerce Republicans to provide a temporary 5-year extension of the World Trade Center Health Program, which was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:

October 29, 2015NY Daily NewsAdvocates for 9/11 heroes and victims howl over new proposal to reauthorize Zadroga Act
Advocates for the heroes and victims of 9/11 are howling over a half-hearted new Republican proposal to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

October 29, 2015NewsdayHouse Republicans seek Zadroga Act limits
House Republicans Thursday filed bills to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Act’s health and compensation programs for first responders, but only for another five years.

October 29, 2015USA TodayBill would tap forfeiture fund to aid families of 9/11 victims
A bill introduced in the House on Thursday would tap a criminal forfeiture fund to continue paying compensation to family members of people who died on 9/11 or succumbed later to related illnesses.

October 27, 2015NY Daily NewsPass the Zadroga bill
There are distinct glimmers of hope that Washington will reauthorize funding to cover health care and compensation for sickened 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Let’s make it happen.

October 27, 2015Owasso Reporter Former New York firefighter recalls attacks at World Trade Towers 14 years ago
Retired New York City firefighter Raymond Thomas has asthma and can’t stop his nose from running, ailments he said are the result of cleanup and recovery efforts following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

October 26, 2015SILive.comToll of 9/11 heroes climbs as Zadroga Act stalls
Every day, it seems, we lose another 9/11 hero.

October 25, 2015InquizitrWill Congress Approve the 9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill?
Jon Stewart and 9/11 first responders, along with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, may have finally convinced Congress to fund a health care bill for recovery crews who worked to rescue victims at Ground Zero after the nation was attacked.

October 25, 2015USA Today9/11 bill to aid Ground Zero workers rapidly gaining support in Congress
Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

October 23, 2015Democrat & Chronicle9/11 health bill gains support, but challenges remain
Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero in Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of that terrible day….

October 23, 2015Congresswoman Carolyn MaloneyMajority of House Members back permanent Zadroga 911 Health and Compensation Act extension
223 House Members have now cosponsored H.R. 1786

October 22, 2015Kirsten GillibrandOn Senate Floor, Gillibrand Honors 11 First Responders Who Have Died Since 9/11 Anniversary Just Six Weeks Ago; Urges Congress to Renew 9/11 Health Program
33,000 First Responders & Survivors Suffering with 9/11-Related Injury or Illness Enrolled in World Trade Center Health Program that Expired on September 30th Since 14th Anniversary of Attacks Just Six Weeks Ago, 11 First Responders Have Died

October 21, 2015ExaminerThe importance of renewing compensation act for 9/11 responders
When the 9/11 tragedy struck, the people of our country could not fathom the repercussions that would follow and linger 14 years later.

October 19, 2015NJ.comWhich presidential candidates would allocate money for 9/11 health problems?
Should Congress allocate another round of money to support the Zadroga Act, which funds research and treatment of illnesses linked to the 9/11 clean-up?

October 19, 2015POGOCongress Adds Insult to 9/11 Injuries
Shockingly, Congress let the Zadroga Act expire at the start of this month.

October 16, 2015LA Daily News‘Never forget’ some still suffer medically after 9/11 attacks: Guest commentary
We started 9/11 on opposite sides of the country — an L.A. emergency room physician, airlifted into New York with her search and rescue team, and a student whose high school was across the street from Ground Zero.

October 16, 2015Huffington Post9/11 Responder: Rand Paul Ran Away From Me
Former volunteer firefighter Dan Moynihan says he tried to talk to Paul, but the senator ran into the street.

October 16, 2015Congresswoman Carolyn MaloneyAs Zadroga Act expires, Maloney and Nadler join doctors and responders urging congress to make law permanent
First responders suffering with cancers, respiratory problems, and other illnesses will die if 9/11 health and compensation programs are not reauthorized

October 16, 2015Tribeca Trib
LETTER: Reauthorize the Zadroga Act

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act was passed by the U. S. Congress after a long hard struggle in 2010.

October 15, 2015Huffington Post
How A Dead Man’s Wheelchair Could Help Pass A New 9/11 Health Bill

Cancer-stricken Sept. 11 responders haven’t given up trying to make their case to Congress.

October 15, 2015DC 37
Extending help for 9/11 heroes

DC 37 goes to Washington to lobby Congress

October 15, 2015DC 37
Fighting for their lives

Health care threatened for thousands of 9/11 victims

October 13, 2015News 12 Long Island
Study: 9/11 responders more likely to get cancer

A new report shows that a staggering number of NYPD officers have been diagnosed with cancer since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

October 13, 2015CBS DFW
TX Sen. Cornyn Defends Position On 9/11 First Responders’ Benefits

Texas Senator John Cornyn on Monday responded to a question about what message Congress is sending to the September 11, 2001 First Responders by allowing their medical benefits to expire.

October 13, 2015SILive.com
Rep. Dan Donovan puts faces to names of those suffering after 9/11

September 11, 2001, was 21-year-old firefighter Robert Serra’s first day on the job.

October 13, 2015Newsday
First responders return to D.C. to lobby for Zadroga Act extension

October 12, 2015Rome Sentinal
Hanna calls for action on Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

October 12, 2015New York Post
Retired detective dies from 9/11-related illness

Retired Detective Ronald Richards, 45, of the NYPD bomb squad, died Sunday after a long, 9/11-related illness.

October 12, 2015Capital-Journal
Kansas delegation, skeptical in 2010, signals support for Sept. 11 first responders bill

In December 2010, the establishment of a $7.4 billion health care fund for first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks was met with skepticism from the fiscally conservative Kansas congressional delegation.

October 12, 2015NY Daily News
Cops, cancer & Congress; help the ailing heroes and pass the Zadroga bill

The rescue and recovery workers who toiled at Ground Zero in the days, weeks and months after the Sept. 11 attack breathed in air thick with toxic debris.

October 11, 2015Huffington Post
These GOP 2016 Hopefuls STILL Won’t Back The 9/11 Health Bill

At least eight responders have died since Sept. 11 this year.

October 10, 2015WABC
Advocates fight to extend Zadroga Act to help 9/11 first responders

The law that provides health monitoring and financial aid to 9/11 workers and their families expired at the beginning of this month, but advocates are fighting to extend it.

October 10, 2015Daily Republic
OPINION: Renew Zadroga Act for 9/11 responders

I am a South Dakota native, and a Sept. 11, 2001, responder.

October 9, 2015Time
Cancer Rate for New York City Cops Spiked 50% After 9/11, Study Says

There is debate over whether improved screening methods have skewed results in the 20-year study

October 9, 2015WTXL
Insiders: Tallahassee Paramedic Helped Recovery Efforts on 9/11 Worried About Health Coverage

On October first, a federal bill providing healthcare for first responders during 9/11 was not renewed, leaving thousands looking for ways to pay for coverage.

October 9, 2015New York Post
Cancer rate for Ground Zero cops 50 percent higher than pre-9/11

NYPD cops who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11 had 50 percent more cancer diagnoses than officers did in the years before the terror attacks, a long-awaited study has found.

October 8, 2015LI Herald
Congress must not fail the first responders

At 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, Congress missed an important deadline to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and that, my friends, is totally unacceptable.

October 8, 2015Representative Lee Zeldin
In Congress, I proudly cosponsor The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R.1786).

The James Zadroga Act was originally passed in 2010, and established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

October 8, 2015Montclarion
America Leaves Heroes in the Dust

A few weeks ago, we all recalled and relived the harrowing moments of 9/11 on its 14th anniversary.

October 6, 2015Chron
9/11 First Responder Aid Bill: Should It Be Renewed?

Following September 11, two federal programs were implemented and funded to help first responders and survivors of the attacks with their medical bills associated with the toxic dust they were exposed to.

October 6, 2015Parker Simpson
Congress Turns Its Back On 9/11 Heroes

Last month was the 14-year-anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

October 5, 2015Heights
First Responders Are The Last In Line

James Zadroga died in his childhood home on Jan. 6, 2006, with a chest full of deep scars and dust. He was 34.

October 5, 2015SILive.com
Failure to reauthorize Zadroga bill is Congress’ shame (editorial)

None of us will ever forget the horrors of the awful terrorist attack that hit New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11th, 2001.

October 5, 2015Pataki for President
Fellow Candidates for President,

None of us will ever forget the horrors of the awful terrorist attack that hit New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11th, 2001.

October 3, 2015India Infoline News Service |
US govt allows law on H-1B visa fee to lapse

The duration of law, which was expected to end in September 2014, was extended by another year under James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

October 2, 2015NewsmaxTV
The Hard Line | Rep. Peter King and John Feal discuss the First Responders Bill extension

Rep. Peter King, (R-NY), member of the Homeland Security Committee, and John Feal, founder of theFealGood Foundation and former demolition supervisor at ground zero, will discuss the First Responders Bill extension.

October 2, 2015WCTV
Act Providing Assistance for 9/11 First Responders Expires

Tens of thousands of 9/11 first responders will soon be without health care after the Zadroga Act expired at midnight on Thursday.

October 2, 2015RT
Congress fails to renew 9/11 responders’ medical care

The healthcare program for 9/11 first responders expired at midnight on Wednesday after Congress failed to act. More than 72,000 people were registered under the program for yearly check-ups on 9/11-related illnesses and 33,000 were receiving treatment.

October 1, 2015KAAL
Man Loses Coverage for Health Problems Related to 9/11

When Congress approved a stopgap budget Wednesday night, it did not include renewal of a law providing medical treatment for 9/11 first responders.

October 1, 2015Fox News
Never forget? Zadroga Act for sick 9/11 workers expires

Law covered first responders’ medical care

October 1, 2015IAVA
IAVA Blasts Congress for Failing to Permanently Reauthorize Zadroga Act

In response to the failure by Congress to pass the permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act prior to the start of the 2016 Fiscal Year, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Policy Chief Matt Miller released the following statement:

October 1, 2015SILive.com
Firefighters group shreds politicians who denied Zadroga Bill support

It’s “Throwback Thursday” for this Facebook group.

October 1, 2015NY Daily News
WTC clinic in a bind after Congress lets Zadroga Act expire

Treating 13,000 patients a year at the World Trade Center Health Program is hard enough for Dr. Michael Crane — now he has to work under a cloud of uncertainty since part of the Zadroga Act expired.

October 1, 2015Gothamist
NYC Firefighters Shame “Never Forget” Politicians For Letting 9/11 First Responder Healthcare Lapse

The Zadroga Act, named for Det. James Zadroga, a 9/11 first responder who died of breathing complications in 2006, expired at midnight.

October 1, 2015WABC
Zadroga Act that helps 9/11 attack victims and first responders not extended by Congress

The Zadroga Act that helps victims and first responders of the 9/11 atacks with related health problems expired at midnight Wednesday.

October 1, 2015WPIX
Zadroga Act expires, leaving 9/11 first responders at risk of losing health care

The Zadroga Act, federal law providing medical monitoring and treatment for 9/11 first responders, expired overnight after Congress failed to extend it.

October 1, 2015NBC News
Never Forget? Law Covering 9/11 Responders’ Medical Care Expires

The health care program for 9/11 first responders expired at midnight Wednesday, but supporters expect to make it permanent long before it runs out of money sometime next year.

October 1, 2015Newsday
Renewed call for permanent extension of James Zadroga Act

Lawmakers and activists Thursday renewed their call for a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act a day after congressional authorization for the health program expired.

October 1, 2015Journal News
Editorial: Zadroga Act expires as Congress fiddles

We must offer permanent support, through health care and compensation, for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

October 1, 2015SILive.com
Donovan, Schumer, Gillibrand dismayed by Zadroga Act expiration

While there is enough money to fund programs under the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for another year, the act’s expiration at midnight brought dismay to Staten Island’s members of Congress.

October 1, 2015Firehouse
Congress Fails to Extend Zadroga Act

A key part of the Zadroga Act — which provides health care to responders who fell ill from exposures at Ground Zero after 9/11 — has expired.

October 1, 2015Huffington Post
9/11 Health Program Now Officially On Borrowed Time

Ailing responders will still get care — until the cash reserves run out.

October 1, 2015NY Daily News
Insult added to tragedy by letting Zadroga Act expire

It’s been more than a decade since the 9/11 attacks, but people are still dying.

September 30, 2015MSNBC
9/11 first responders forced to plead for help from Congress

Dan Moynihan, 9/11 first responder, talks with Rachel Maddow about the effort he and other advocates are exerting to convince Congress to reauthorize the Zadroga Act to provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders who continue to suffer deadly ailmen …

September 30, 2015newsLI.com
Advocates Plead: If “Zadroga Act” Not Extended Now, Thousands of Ground Zero Responders, Survivors Will Die

An act from Congress, the Zadroga Act, which has been funding 9/11 first responder’s medical bills, including hospital stays and prescription coverage for health issues relating to September 11th, is set to expire tonight, September 30, 2015.

September 30, 2015CBS New York
Bill Providing Medical Help For 9/11 Responders Set To Expire At Midnight

The Zadroga Act, a law that provides medical treatment and monitoring for responders who rushed to the World Trade Center on 9/11, will expire at midnight Wednesday due to Congress’ failure to act.

September 30, 2015NY Daily News
9/11 heroes face death as dysfunctional Congress lets Zadroga Act expire

Nick Poliseno is 37, but has the health problems of someone more than twice his age.

September 30, 2015NY Daily News
Hillary Clinton vows to work to reauthorize Zadroga Act for sick 9/11 workers and families

Hillary Clinton is promising to fight to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act as its provisions expire Wednesday, as her campaign ripped the GOP-controlled Congress for not doing so already.

September 30, 2015AP
Federal health program for Sept. 11 responders set to expire

A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act.

September 30, 2015City of New York
Statement from Mayor de Blasio on World Trade Center Health Program Expiration Tonight

Tonight at midnight, the World Trade Center Health Program is set to expire – and, as it stands, Congress plans to let it.

September 30, 2015NY AFL-CIO
9/11 Heroes Health and Welfare in Jeopardy

Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on 9/11 Aid Programs

September 30, 2015The Hill
Zadroga Act expires: Congressional action urgently needed

It’s official: the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has expired.

September 30, 2015TWC News
Deadline to Extend Zadroga Act is Tonight

The health care program that treats September 11th first responders is set to expire at midnight unless Congress renews it.

September 30, 2015NY Daily News
Rescue the 9/11 heroes by permanently extending the Zadrogra Act

A national disgrace befalls America at midnight Wednesday at the expiration of legislation authorizing compensation and medical care for rescue and recovery workers sickened by their Ground Zero service after 9/11.

September 29, 2015NJ.com
WATCH: N.J.’s Menendez urges Congress to renew program for 9/11 first responders

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez urged lawmakers Tuesday to renew a federal program that provides treatment and economic compensation to police officers, firefighters and others who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 29, 2015Newsday
Expiring Zadroga health program has funds for another year, backers say

Congressional authorization for the health program of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act expires at midnight Wednesday night — but its backers said the program has enough money available to last another year and they expect federal lawmakers to extend it this fall.

September 29, 2015East Niagara Post
Gillibrand makes last-minute push for 9/11 health program

With one day left before the expiration of the World Trade Center Health Program, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor to once again urge Congress to pass a permanent extension of the programs on which 9/11 first responders, survivors and their families rely on.

September 29, 2015Fox News
Where is the healthcare for the heroes of 9/11?

September 27, 2015Jersey Journal
9/11 First Responders need help, and Congress is indifferent | Editorial

Everybody knows there were 2,800 deaths in New York City the day the Twin Towers fell, but we tend to forget that many more die each month as the result of the 9/11 attacks.

September 26, 2015Post-Journal
Support Growing For James Zadroga Act

To date, 205 senators and Congress members have added their names as cosponsors to a bill that would permanently extend programs for 9/11 first responders and survivors.

September 24, 2015WICU
Local Woman Pushes Congress to Pass 9/11 Health and Compensation Re-authorization Act

After volunteering as a first responder at Ground Zero, Laura Grappy’s life has never been the same.

September 23, 2015Computerworld
Congress set to make the H-1B visa less costly for India

A $2,000 fee aimed at India offshoring firms is soon to expire

September 22, 2015SILive.com
Time is running out for Zadroga 9/11 health act renewal

Renewing the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is an urgent matter and we owe it to those who have 9/11-related ailments.

September 22, 2015Alligator
9/11 first responders deserve more than a hashtag

Oct. 3 marks a crucial date for more than 30,000 Americans: the expiration of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

September 21, 2015WDTV
9/11 Health and Compensation Act About to Expire

The phrase often used in connection with September 11th is “We will never forget.”

September 20, 2015Hudson Reporter
The belated victims of 9/11

How suicide and cancer are still claiming lives of those who weren’t in the buildings

September 20, 2015Independent Record
‘9/11 didn’t end on 9/11’: Helena woman who volunteered at ground zero continuing to support responders, their families

September 20, 2015ABC Action News
Tampa man, 9/11 Responder fighting for his life

A local man who is no stranger to stepping above and beyond the call of duty is now fighting for his life.

September 20, 2015NorthJersey.com
The Record: Respect 9/11 first-responders

AMERICANS WATCHED with horror and immense gratitude as heroes responded to the 9/11 attacks.

September 18, 2015New Haven Register
Blumenthal visits West Haven to urge extension of programs to help 9/11 responders, survivors

In a firehouse full of 9/11 first responders and new firefighter recruits, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday that reauthorizing two funds created to compensate people who sacrificed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks “is a matter of simple justice.”

September 18, 2015SaintPetersBlog
David Jolly supports reauthorizing funding for 9/11 first responders

Marc Kadushin was working near the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan for the New York City Department of Transportation when the two airplanes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011.

September 17, 2015TypewriterGOP, once again, is going to deny 9/11 first responders benefits
Remember how 5 years ago, Comedy Central Daily Show Host Jon Stewart made a big splash in Washington D.C. politics, using substantial airtime to cover how ridiculous it is to vote against a bill which provides 9/11 first responders minimum health benefits and compensation?

September 17, 2015Rolling Stone
Jon Stewart Presses Congress to Extend 9/11 Rescue Benefits

“A lot of these guys are sick. The last thing they need to do is come down here and have to beg for what they’re owed,” former ‘Daily Show’ host tells Capitol Hill lawmakers

September 17, 2015Huffington Post
Jon Stewart: Congress Is Treating Health Program For 9/11 Responders Like ‘Just Another’ Bill

“I’m still trying to wrap my head around why this is even in any way… controversial.”

September 17, 2015New Jersey Herald
Garrett, Jon Stewart find commmon ground on 9/11 responder aid

U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett would not seem a natural ally of Jon Stewart, the recently retired “Daily Show” host with a flair for tweaking Republicans.

September 17, 2015Yahoo
Jon Stewart Lobbies for 9/11 First Responder Benefits

Jon Stewart joined 9/11 first responders for a rally at the US Capitol on Wednesday, September 16, lobbying Congress to renew health benefits for the firefighters and police who responded to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.

September 17, 2015CNN
Jon Stewart rallies on Capitol Hill for 9/11 first responders bill

Jon Stewart had a warning for the men and women who have descended on Capitol Hill to lobby for a measure that would provide benefits to 9/11 first responders.

September 17, 2015The Guardian
Jon Stewart calls for US to fund 9/11 rescue workers’ healthcare permanently

Former Daily Show host appears in front of US Capitol with first responders to call on Congress to indefinitely renew bill that provides health benefits to thousands

September 17, 2015Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act
Take Action: Contact Your Members of Congress

Call your representatives in Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, HR. 1786/ S. 928. Tell them that “Remember 9/11” should be more than a bumper sticker!

September 16, 2015Examiner.com
Annual 9/11 Remembrance should push Congress to reauthorize Zadroga Act

As Bill Maher would say, “New Rule”: No politician can evoke “9/11” who does not support reauthorizing and fully funding the Zadroga Act.

September 16, 2015Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Alexander Statement on James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Reauthorization

Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:

September 16, 2015WTVC
Jon Stewart Fights For 9/11 First Responder Benefits on Capitol Hill

Comedian and talk show host Jon Stewart joined a rally in Washington, D.C. Wednesday in support of extending health care benefits for 9/11 first responders afflicted by cancer and other diseases from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero.

September 16, 2015Time
Watch Jon Stewart Rally for 9/11 First Responders on Capitol Hill

‘Nobody had to lobby you to rush to those towers that day’

September 16, 2015National Journal
Jon Stewart, 9/11 First-Responders Hit the Hill

The former “Daily Show” host is continuing a lobbying crusade to renew expiring legislation that provides health care to September 11 first-responders.

September 16, 2015Huffington Post
Jon Stewart Sums Up Legislative Process: ‘So F*****g Boring’

Jon Stewart learned a new reason Wednesday to respect the heroes of 9/11 who have spent years lobbying Congress to help ailing responders: The process is unimaginably draining, especially for people who are ill.

September 16, 2015NY Magazine
Jon Stewart ‘Embarrassed’ That Congress Hasn’t Extended 9/11 Medical Benefits Yet

Jon Stewart went down to Washington, D.C., today to try to shame Congress into extending the benefits for 9/11 first responders in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

September 16, 2015Huffington Post
Jon Stewart and 9/11 Responders Walk The Halls Of Congress

“It’s kind of crazy that we’re here begging. I don’t get it.”

September 16, 2015New York Post
Bearded Jon Stewart lobbies on behalf of 9/11 first responders

Comedian Jon Stewart apologized to 9/11 first responders Wednesday saying it was embarrassing that they had to plead with Congress to renew their health and compensation coverage.

September 16, 2015ABC News
Jon Stewart Lobbies, Chases Down Lawmakers for 9/11 First Responders

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart joined 100 9/11 first responders today to lobby lawmakers for the extension of 9/11 health programs, honoring a pledge made to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand during one of his final shows in July.

September 16, 2015Roll Call
9/11 First Responders, Jon Stewart Push for Health Care Benefits

Keith LeBow maneuvered his blue walker around the Capitol’s East Front Lawn Wednesday morning with an inhaler in his pocket. His slew of diseases stem from his work removing rubble and assisting with search, rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 16, 2015NY Times
Jon Stewart Joins 9/11 Workers in Pressing Congress to Extend Benefits

Jon Stewart, the recently retired host of “The Daily Show,” exhorted Congress on Wednesday to permanently extend a law providing treatment and compensation to rescue workers who were injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 16, 2015NBC News
Jon Stewart to Congress: Don’t Forget 9/11 First Responders

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart joined several dozen 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to push Congress to pass a permanent extension of a bill to compensate those who became sick after working at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

September 16, 2015E!
Jon Stewart “Embarrassed” That 9/11 Rescue Workers Are Still Fighting for Healthcare Benefits: ”Let’s Get This Done”

He may no longer be the host of the Daily Show, but Jon Stewart is still holding Washington D.C. accountable.

September 16, 2015NY Daily News
Jon Stewart lobbies legislators to extend 9/11 first responders health, compensation bill

Comedian Jon Stewart rallied 9/11 first responders Wednesday by saying sorry.

September 16, 2015USA Today
Jon Stewart lends star power to 9/11 lobbying effort

It’s an “embarrassment” that firefighters, police officers and others who responded to Ground Zero in New York after the terrorist attacks in 2001 must lobby Congress to renew their health coverage, comedian Jon Stewart said Wednesday.

September 16, 2015WOWT
9/11 First Responders Facing Health Care Fight

On Capitol Hill Wednesday, the halls were filled will 9/11 first responders and Jon Stewart. The former host of the Daily Show accompanied some of New York’s finest to lobby congress to extend a bill to cover their 9/11 health care.

September 16, 2015NY Daily News
Editorial: Keep up the pressure, Jon

Clearly put on the spot by the presence of dozens of sickened 9/11 heroes and a celebrity advocate on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated his intention: to avert expiration of the law providing them with health-care help and other desperately needed assistance.

September 16, 2015CBS News
Jon Stewart “embarrassed” at Congress’ treatment of 9/11 responders

Comedian and recently departed “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart pushed Congress Wednesday to renew a bill compensating the first responders who exposed themselves to illness in their response to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

September 16, 2015Fox News
9/11 first responders, Jon Stewart rally on Hill for health care funds

New York City police and firefighters, joined by comedian Jon Stewart, rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday as part of a bipartisan plea for Congress to renew funding for 9/11 first responders’ health care.

September 16, 2015TWC News
Comedian Jon Stewart Urges Congress to Extend Zadroga Act

Comedian Jon Stewart attended a rally in Washington on Wednesday to call on lawmakers to permanently extend health care benefits for September 11th first responders.

September 16, 2015WABC
Firefighters, lawmakers, and Jon Stewart to rally for Zadroga Act

Talk show host Jon Stewart and FDNY Battalion Chief James Lemonda of the Uniformed Fire Offers Association (UFOA) join hundreds of firefighters, including many 9/11 victims suffering from cancer and other serious health problems, in a rally in Washington DC.

September 15, 2015NY Daily News
Former CUNY official John McKee dies of 9/11-related illness aged 49

A former City University of New York deputy chief of public safety died of 9/11-related illness at his Lynbrook, L.I., home.

September 14, 2015CBS New York
Jon Stewart, Zadroga Act Supporters Head To DC To Push For Renewal

Retired New York City firefighter Ray Pfeifer worked on the pile at Ground Zero. Now he’s working to stay alive, living with advanced kidney cancer since 2009.

September 14, 2015The Hot Zone
Jon Stewart Accompanies Advocates To Extend WTC Medical Programs

Comedian and former host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart will be headed to the nation’s Capitol alongside a number of advocates for the medical programs that aid 9/11 first responders.

September 14, 2015MSNBC
Zadroga 9/11 health bill faces peril

One of the more unexpected political fights of 2010 was over a bill called the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

September 14, 2015NY Post
Ex-CUNY official dies of 9/11-related cancer

A former top official at the City University of New York died of 9/11-related brain cancer over the weekend — making him the school’s first Ground Zero responder to pass away from illness tied to the attack’s aftermath.

September 14, 2015NYCOSH
9/11 Responders Talk About Their Illnesses in New Report from NYCOSH and Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine

A new report, “Health and Hardship: Untold Stories from 9/11’s Unsung Heroes,” compiles accounts from 9/11 responders recalling their experiences responding to the attacks and, later, managing their World Trade Center-related health conditions.”In the years following 9/11, these responders and survivors have experienced significant illnesses related to their exposure,” the report states. “The evolution of their symptoms nearly 15 years later has proven the necessity of long-term medical care for our country’s 9/11 heroes and Lower Manhattan residents and workers.”

September 14, 2015Arizona Daily Wildcat
Column: #NeverForget the health complications of 9/11

Even 14 years later, the memory of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is still sobering. Each anniversary marks the first major terrorist attack on U.S. soil for hundreds of years, the deaths of nearly 3,000 innocent citizens and the day that became the catalyst for a long and costly war.

September 13, 2015Kennebec Journal
OUR OPINION: ‘Never forget’ must be more than a slogan

Congress must reauthorize and fully fund the health care and compensation programs for responders and volunteers made ill by 9/11.

September 12, 2015FiOS1
Hundreds gather in Nesconset to remember those who lost their lives trying to save others on 9/11

The 9/11 Responders Remembered Park honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives that day

September 12, 2015Chicago Tribune
Crosby: Despite health issues, 9/11 responder would ‘do it again’

September 12, 2015Huffington Post
Lawmakers Who Hailed 9/11 Heroes Still Shun Bill To Help Them

Jon Stewart will ask them to make up for it next week.

September 12, 2015NJ.com
Democratic leader Pelosi calls for renewing law to help 9/11 first responders

U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi asked the rest of the party’s House members to extend the federal program funding health treatment for first responders injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 12, 2015NY Daily News
9/11’s forgotten victims as Congress stalls on renewing Zadroga bill to aid the sickened heroes from the WTC

The reading of the names on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 once more powerfully remembered the murdered even as America struggles to meet its obligations to those who are sick and still dying.

September 11, 2015Wall Street Journal
Some NYC Ambulance Crews Still Fight for Sept. 11 Benefit

First responders like Marvin Bethea can’t get benefit because they were employed by a private hospital—not the FDNY

September 11, 2015WBIR
Health issues arise for responders years after 9/11 attacks

The lasting impacts of the 9/11 attack linger for two East Tennessee responders more than a decade later.

September 11, 2015Poughkeepsie Journal
VIDEO: 9/11 first-responders face health cuts

For Wappingers Falls resident Edwin Rivera, the pain of the Sept. 11 attacks lingers today.

September 11, 2015The Columbian
In Our View: Congress Must Never Forget

The mantra, one that has been sacrosanct for 14 years now, is simple: “Never forget.”

September 11, 2015Bucks County Courier Times
Victims’ families still seeking funds from 9/11 lawsuit

Families of Americans killed in the Sept. 11 attacks may finally be close to receiving a portion of $6 billion owed to them in damages from Iran and terrorist networks.

September 11, 2015WWSB
Zadroga Act for 9/11 related illness expires soon

The smell, dust, smoke and debris covered lower Manhattan like a blanket long after the south tower then the north tower exploded.

September 11, 2015New York Magazine
The 9/11 Compensation Law Hasn’t Been Renewed — So Jon Stewart Might Have to Save It Again

Although the country is speckled today with events remembering what happened 14 years ago at the World Trade Center, one memorial of sorts is being saved for next week.

September 11, 2015EmpowHER
Survivors and First Responders of 9/11 Face Ongoing Health Issues

For over a decade, the World Trade Center Health Registry has been gathering and studying data on people who lived, worked or attended school, in the area of the World Trade Center disaster, or who were involved in rescue and recovery efforts.

September 11, 2015Auburn Citizen
Rep. John Katko, on heels of visit to Sept. 11 Museum, remembers lives lost on 9/11

Four days before the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, U.S. Rep. John Katko was on hallowed ground.

September 11, 2015Boston Globe
Remembering 9/11, paging Roger Goodell, and more

Congress should renew support for health care for survivors injured in the 9/11 attacks, write the editors of the New York Times.

September 10, 2015The Mesothelioma Center
Asbestos Diseases Still Looming After 9/11 Attacks

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Raja Flores believes an alarming number of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, will start emerging soon in New York City, stemming from rescue and cleanup efforts after the historic 9/11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center 14 years ago.

September 10, 2015CityLab
14 Years Later, Here’s What We Know About 9/11 and Cancer

The link has become increasingly clear—just as victim funding is set to expire.

September 10, 2015am New York
On 9/11 anniversary, many first responders, survivors and volunteers want to see the Zadroga Act extended

On the 14th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack against the U.S. in history, many first responders are pleading for the continuation of a program that pays for injuries sustained while responding to the call of duty and the illnesses they developed afterward.

September 10, 2015Arizona Republic
My Turn: Help those who rushed to help after 9/11

Today, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 10, 2015Glens Falls Post-Star
Editorial: Congress must act to protect 9/11 workers

Congress has shockingly forgotten what happened 14 years ago.

September 10, 2015New York Times
Will We Always Remember 9/11?

Soon after the horrific destruction of the World Trade Center towers 14 years ago, bumper stickers abounded in parallel with the nation’s grief. “Never Forget,” one proclaimed with great resolve. “We Will Always Remember,” promised another.

September 10, 2015NY Daily News
‘Nobody got out of there unscathed’: Thousands continue to suffer from 9/11-related illnesses 14 years after terrorist attack

The weeks that retired NYPD Detective Barbara Burnette spent at Ground Zero after 9/11 — shoveling away debris, first searching for survivors in the thick air and then sifting through the toxic wreckage to find the dead — have come to haunt her in ways far beyond the emotional trauma.

September 10, 2015Daily Beast
Jon Stewart Goes to Washington to Fight for 9/11 First Responders—Again

And lawmakers from both parties are praising his sustained efforts to help funding health programs for thousands of 9/11 first responders.

September 10, 2015Downtown Express
9/11 push to extend the W.T.C. health law

“If this bill does not pass, I will pass away.” Nicholas Poliseno uttered this statement calmly to Downtown Express after a press conference last week where elected officials pushed for the permanent reauthorization of the Zadroga Act, the 9/11 health bill which expires for patients in October.

September 10, 2015Independent Journal
It’s Been 14 Years Since the 9/11 Attacks – These Ground Zero Responders Have a New Nightmare

When Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked three commercial airliners on September 11th, 2001, they ended up killing 2,977 people.

September 10, 2015Seattle Times
Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks, a new round of uncertainty looms for people exposed to the million tons of toxic dust that fell on New York when hijacked jets toppled the World Trade Center.

September 10, 2015WXPI
Some 9/11 health funds go to Pentagon, Flight 93 victims

The federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, set up mainly to help people sickened by World Trade Center dust, has also awarded nearly $2.5 million to 10 people who were at the Pentagon or the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania.

September 10, 2015Newsday
On 14th anniversary of 9/11, worries that victim compensation fund will run out

Advocates praised the pace of awards from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 14 years after the attacks, but they said their chief concern now is to ensure that Congress reauthorizes more money to pay for claims and continued health care.

September 9, 2015Chicago Sun-Times
Sen. Kirk: Renew medical benefits for 9/11 first responders

After September 11, volunteers from all corners of the United States came to ground zero. These men and women stepped forward to confront the horror of that day for days, weeks and months to come.

September 9, 2015Democrat & Chronicle
Aid 9/11 heroes, survivors

Some things must never be forgotten. The horrific images of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 — from the planes hitting the towers of the World Trade Center to the charred ground where United Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania — should be etched in the nation’s collective memory.

September 9, 2015Tri-County Times
September 11, 2001 and the James Zadroga Act

September 9, 2015Journal News
Editorial: Honor 9/11 heroes, make Zadroga permanent

The clock is ticking, again, for the survivors of 9/11 and the heroic souls who headed into the chaos that day and went to work on the pile during the painful rescue and long recovery.

September 9, 2015Carolyn B. Maloney
Zadroga Act sponsors applaud reappointment of Dr. Jon Howard as NIOSH Director and Administrator of World Trade Center Health Program

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Pete King (NY-2) today released the following statement applauding the reappointment of John Howard, M.D. as the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and as Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, effective September 3, 2015. Dr. Howard is the sixth director of NIOSH and, with this reappointment, now the longest serving in the role.

September 8, 2015Business Insider
Jon Stewart is going to Congress with one of the most important issues of his career

Jon Stewart will join hundreds of first responders lobbying Congress to extend an expiring law giving health benefits to people sickened in the wake of the 9/11 attack, backers of the bill said Tuesday.

September 8, 2015NY Daily News
Jon Stewart to join group lobbying Congress to extend law granting health benefits for 9/11 first responders

Making sure the 9/11 responders are adequately cared for was one of Jon Stewart’s signature causes while hosting “The Daily Show.” In his post-“Daily Show” career, he’s keeping up the fight.

September 8, 2015CBS New York
21 More Firefighters’ Names Added To 9/11 Memorial Wall

Twenty-one more names were added Tuesday to a memorial honoring New York City firefighters whose deaths are linked back to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

September 8, 2015Newsweek
Jon Stewart to Congress: Extend September 11 Health Benefits

Jon Stewart and 100 first reponders to the September 11 attacks will call on Congress next week to permantently extend legislaiton that provides healthcare to those with 9/11 related illnesses.

September 8, 2015Newsday
Jon Stewart joins lobbying drive to extend Zadroga benefits

Jon Stewart, the recently retired host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will come to Washington next week to lobby Congress to permanently extend the expiring 9/11 Zadroga Health and Compensation Act….

September 8, 2015USA Today
Jon Stewart will lobby to renew 9/11 health programs

Comedian Jon Stewart will help lobby Congress next week to continue a program that monitors thousands of people for health problems related to their work at Ground Zero, the senator leading the lobbying effort said Tuesday.

September 8, 2015Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act
MR. STEWART GOES TO WASHINGTON

The Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act and tireless 9/11 advocate John Feal jointly announced today that Jon Stewart, formerly host of The Daily Show, will be joining over 100 hundred first responders in Washington DC on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for a lobbying day on Capitol Hill organized by Citizens and Feal aimed at permanently extending the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act.

September 8, 2015Huffington Post
Jon Stewart To Walk Halls Of Congress With 9/11 Responders

The former host of “The Daily Show” will ask lawmakers to extend funding to help 9/11 heroes.

September 5, 2015Newsday
Don’t limit our help for 9/11 responders

Marcy Borders was a bank clerk. But for 14 years, she was known as “the dust lady,” because of the well-known photo that captured her image after she escaped from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 4, 2015Huffington PostMost Of The 2016 GOP Field Has Little To Say About Helping 9/11 Heroes
“Sept. 11 is days away. These same senators will be wrapping themselves in the flag.”

September 3, 2015TouchVision
9/11 victims and first responders deserve to have their health care paid for

Marcy Borders unintentionally became a lasting image of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

September 3, 2015News 12 Long Island
Lawmakers push to extend Zadroga Act

Lawmakers are pushing to extend an act that provides health benefits for Sept. 11 first responders.

September 3, 2015Wall Street Journal
Lawmakers Seek Extension to 9/11 Health-Care Act

Neil Carroll, a telecommunications technician, spent two months at Ground Zero 14 years ago, working to restore communication lines at the site after terrorists toppled the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 3, 2015Newsday
9/11 first responders urge Congress to renew Zadroga Act

FDNY Deputy Chief Thomas Riley of Nassau County was cancer-free for 13 years until last year, when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma behind his left eye — the kind of illness he expected after working on the 9/11 pile for nine months.

September 3, 2015NY Daily News
Father of fallen 9/11 first responder James Zadroga urges lawmakers to extend bill that compensates Ground Zero workers

The father of James Zadroga delivered a stern message Thursday to any Washington politicians unwilling to extend the landmark bill named after his fallen 9/11 first-responder son.

September 3, 2015DNAinfo
9/11 Survivors and Elected Officials Call For Extension of Zadroga Act

After Susan Herr managed to escape the 68th floor of Tower 2, as fire and chaos were enveloping the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001 — she thought the toughest day of her life had to be behind her.

September 3, 2015FOX News
9/11 recovery workers: Congress must renew health programs for those exposed to toxic dust

Dozens of 9/11 recovery workers are demanding that Congress renew programs offering money and heath care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks.

September 3, 2015POLITICO New York
Members of Congress call for renewal of Zadroga Act

Members of the congressional delegations from New York and New Jersey stood outside the World Trade Center on Thursday and called on Congress to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the federal legislation that provides benefits to 9/11 victims and first responders.

September 3, 2015Carolyn B. Maloney
Maloney, Nadler, King & ailing 9/11 heroes unite at Ground Zero to urge Congress to extend the Zadroga Act and make it permanent

First responders suffering with cancers, respiratory problems, and other illnesses say people will die if 9/11 health and compensation programs expire

September 1, 2015NJ.com
Hundreds celebrate 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders’ life, mourn her death

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate Marcy Borders’ life and mourn her death at a Bayonne church earlier tonight, offering words of praise for her kindness and selflessness.

August 30, 2015New York Post
‘Dust Lady’ could be added to 9/11 memorial 14 years after attack

The death of “Dust Lady” Marcy Borders may raise a thorny issue for the city medical examiner and the 9/11 Memorial: Should her name be added to the tragic toll?

August 28, 2015VICE News
People Are Still Dying From Cancer Likely Linked to 9/11

The death this week of the iconic 9/11 “dust lady” has again shed light on the thousands of cancer cases some believe are linked to the 2001 terrorist attack.

August 27, 2015Queens Tribune
9/11 Victims Programs Are Set To Expire

It’s been 14 years since the tragedy of Sept. 11, when thousands of people lost their lives. Now in the aftermath of the event, survivors and first responders are still battling some serious health issues as a result of exposure to toxins at Ground Zero and the programs that help them are set to expire between this year and next year.

August 27, 2015Time
Marcy Borders, the Dust-Covered Woman in the Iconic 9/11 Photograph, Has Died of Cancer

Marcy Borders, a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the subject of one of that day’s most iconic photographs, died on Monday of stomach cancer. She was 41.

August 27, 2015NBC News
Fund That Covers 9/11 Survivors Like ‘Dust Lady’ Is Due to Expire

The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens of illnesses covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed.
But the fund runs out of money next year and one of the doctors who fought to get it established says he’s worried.

August 27, 2015NY Daily News
Dust to dust: Mourning Marcy Borders, a symbol of survival on 9/11

Among the most powerful images of 9/11 was a photo of a then-28-year-old Bank of America employee by the name of Marcy Borders, taken just after the collapse of the south tower.

August 26, 2015NorthJersey.com
9/11 survivor from N.J. seen in iconic photo covered in dust dies

A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died.

August 26, 2015New York Times
Marcy Borders, ‘Dust Lady’ Who Survived 9/11, Dies at 42

Marcy Borders, who became known as the “dust lady” from a defining picture of her covered in ash and grime on Sept. 11, 2001, died on Monday. She was 42.

August 26, 2015Washington Post
9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders, featured in a haunting photo, has died of cancer

When the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed, just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the incomprehensible scene.

August 26, 2015NY Daily News
Marcy Borders, subject of iconic 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ photo, dies after battle with stomach cancer

Marcy Borders, the woman who became known as the “Dust Lady” from the iconic 9/11 image taken of her, dazed and covered in ash, after the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, has died of stomach cancer, according to her family. She was 42.

August 25, 2015Huffington Post
9/11 Survivor Captured In Iconic Photo Dies Of Cancer

Marcy Borders was working on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower when the first plane hit.

August 25, 2015New York Post
9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ succumbs to cancer

The dust-covered 9/11 survivor whose haunting image became an emblem of the tragedy has died after a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, her family said.

August 19, 2015WBBH
September 11th Victim Aid and Compensation Fast Facts

Here is some background about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

August 19, 2015Register-Star
OUR VIEW 9/11 heroes deserve care and compensation

Sometimes the government does things — or omits something — that defy logic.
One of these is how the original Zadroga Act of 2010 was allowed to collect dust for nine years before it was passed.

August 17, 2015SILive.com
Grateful nation owes sick 9/11 survivors lifelong medical help (editorial)

The ailing heroes of Sept. 11, a disproportionate number of them Staten Islanders, ought not to be left to worry about the future of their vitally needed official health benefits.

August 12, 2015News 12 Westchester
Permanent extension called for Zadroga Act

Permanent extension called for Zadroga Act

August 12, 2015News 12 Westchester
Gillibrand, residents rally to stop Zadroga Act expiration

The Zadroga Act that was passed in 2010 to help Sept. 11 first responders is about to expire.

August 12, 2015FiOS1
14 years after 9/11, first responders and lawmakers fight to expand Zadroga Act

9/11 first responders say it’s critical to renew the bill to ensure they’ll be protected once their work is done

August 12, 2015lohud
Senator Gillibrand pushes for Zadroga bill for Sept. 11 responders

With two programs that provide health care and financial help for Sept. 11 responders set to expire next month, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in White Plains Wednesday to show her support for making the provisions permanent.

August 11, 2015News 12 Long Island
Sen. Gillibrand pushes to extend Zadroga Act

Emergency responders whose Sept. 11 health care costs are covered by a government program are fighting to preserve it as funding runs out.

August 11, 2015 Kirsten Gillibrand
With 9/11 Programs Set To Expire Later This Year, Gillibrand, Oddo, Rose & First Responders Renew Push to Pass Permanent Extension Of James Zadroga (/11 Health & Compensation Act

Standing at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Health Program Staten Island Clinical Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Councilwoman Debi Rose, Pat Lynch, President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, and John Feal, Founder of the FealGood Foundation, along with first responders, survivors, doctors and advocates to renew their push to pass a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

August 11, 2015silive.comGillibrand: Timing is key for extending Zadroga Act
While optimistic that Congress will renew the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stood alongside first responders, elected officials and doctors Tuesday on Staten Island in calling attention to the importance of the act and getting it renewed quickly.

August 11, 2015CBS New YorkSen. Gillibrand Calls For Permanent Extension Of Zadroga Act Benefiting 9/11 First Responders
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for an extension of the 9/11 Zadroga Act.

August 9, 2015CBS New YorkFight For Zadroga Bill Extension Continues
Retired firefighter Kenny Specht beat cancer but developed long-term problems less than two years ago.

August 9, 2015NY PostNumber of Ground Zero responders with 9/11-linked cancers hits 3,700
The rising toll of Ground Zero responders and others afflicted with 9/11-linked cancers has hit 3,700.

July 31, 2015PoliticoJon Stewart’s next act: Lobbyist?
Jon Stewart is less than a week away from retiring from The Daily Show, but he’s already thinking about his next act: crusading this fall in Washington for the Sept. 11 first responders.

July 20, 2015New York TimesA View of the Recovered City, and Yet …
Closure is a clumsy description for the aftermath of 9/11. But there’s a certain sense of completion at ground zero now that the new skyscraper replacing the fallen towers is open to the flow of tourists.

July 20, 2015NJ.com9/11 victim fund tops $1 billion in payouts
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund awarded nearly $1 billion over the past year to people who were injured in the terrorist attacks or to the relatives of those who died, according to its latest report.

July 20, 2015HNGN9/11 Illnesses: Victims In Every State Are Still Dying As A Result Of Attacks
“People want to sweep it under the rug, but we’re all dropping dead,” said a retired NYPD Emergency Service Unit officer who is slowly dying of pulmonary fibrosis.

July 20, 2015The HillNY lawmakers: 9/11 victims could lose financial support
Three New York lawmakers are warning that victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks could lose financial support in October 2016 if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the compensation fund.

July 20, 2015NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: Every state has people suffering from 9/11 illnesses
It’s no longer just New York’s problem. Every state in the nation now has someone suffering from cancer or other illnesses related to the 9/11 terror attacks, the Daily News has learned.

July 14, 2015TAPintoThe Seventh District Congressional Report
Congressman Lance welcomes David Howley, resident of Alexandria, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Dr. Iris Udasin, medical director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to discuss reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

July 12, 2015Journal NewsExtend Zadroga Act as long as 9/11 heroes need it
A House committee hearing just weeks ago had to relocate to a bigger meeting room when dozens of New York City firefighters showed up, determined to win reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

July 5, 2015NY Daily NewsSchedule the shaming as Jon Stewart goes to bat for ailing WTC heroes once again
After more than 16 years on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart ends his run next month on a very high note.

July 2, 2015Huffington PostJon Stewart Wanted Names Of 9/11 Bill Opponents. Here They Are.
With the health treatment program for 9/11 responders set to expire this fall and Congress moving slowly to reauthorize it, Jon Stewart demanded to know on his show Wednesday night who is responsible for all that “bullshit.”

July 2, 2015Journal NewsEditorial: Extend Zadroga as long as 9/11 heroes need
A House committee hearing just weeks ago had to relocate to a bigger meeting room when dozens of New York City firefighters showed up, determined to win reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

June 30, 2015The Daily ShowExclusive – Kirsten Gillibrand Extended Interview
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discusses her attempts to pass a health care bill that would insure 9/11 first responders, mandating paid family leave throughout the U.S. and working with contentious members of Congress.

June 28, 2015Wall Street JournalCandidates Who Cite 9/11 Record Gall Victims’ Families
Local politicians looking to run for president have touted their records responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, sparking anger among some victims’ family members.

June 26, 2015WNBCStreet Renamed for NYPD Detective Who Died of Cancer After Working Ground Zero
An everyday hero was remembered Friday as lawmakers renamed a Bay Shore street in honor of a fallen NYPD detective.

June 22, 2015Times Ledger9/11 first responders and firefighters testify on behalf of the Zadroga Act extension
Dozens of New York 9/11 first responders and firefighters boarded buses to Washington, D.C. last week to urge lawmakers to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

June 20, 2015NY Daily NewsNew York firefighters pack hearing for Zadroga Act extension — moving it to bigger room
A House subcommittee needed a bigger room for a recent hearing when 56 New York firefighters showed up.

June 17, 2015NBC New YorkDeputy Marshal Dies of Cancer Linked to World Trade Center
A deputy U.S. marshal has died of cancer linked to the 2001 World Trade Center response.

June 11, 2015CBS New YorkFirst Responders Sickened By Toxins At Ground Zero After 9/11 Testify Before Congress
FDNY And NYPD Members Implore Lawmakers To Extend James Zadroga Health Act

June 11, 2015TWC NewsCity Firefighters Urge Washington to Extend Zadroga Act
A health care program treating thousands of 9/11 first responders will end if Congress doesn’t renew it. Doctors say it would be a nightmare if the program goes away.

June 11, 2015Committee on Energy and Commerce#SubHealth Continues Work to Help 9/11 Victims and Families
Retired NYPD Officers Provide Testimony

June 11, 2015NY Daily News‘People will die’: Hundreds plead for Zadroga Act extension to keep health-help for 9/11 responders
“People will die” if Congress fails to extend the Zadroga Act, a former NYPD officer battling cancer warned a House panel Thursday.

June 11, 2015NorthJersey.comAdvocates aim to extend benefits for 9/11 first responders
Advocates for ailing Sept. 11 first responders urged Congress on Thursday to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment for the rescue workers, saying they need reassurance that their health care will not be cut off.

June 11, 2015New York PostDoctor pleads for Congress to extend Zadroga Act
The administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program warned Thursday that he wouldn’t know how to transfer care for thousands of people suffering from the after-effects of 9/11 if Congress doesn’t extend the Zadroga Act.

June 11, 2015News 12 Long Island9/11 responders push for Zadroga Act extension at Capitol
Dozens of Sept. 11 first responders were on Capitol Hill Thursday in an effort to get the Zadroga Act extended.

June 11, 2015Roll CallNYC Firefighters Flock to Capitol, Fighting for 9/11 Health Program
With benefits for 9/11 first responders set to expire at the end of September, dozens of firefighters descended on Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about cancer, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and respiratory diseases contracted at Ground Zero.

June 11, 2015NY Daily NewsA timely awakening by Chairman Fred Upton on Zadroga bill
One of the most powerful Republicans in Washington set a grand example for representatives of both parties on Thursday by endorsing legislation to extend health care and compensation for sickened 9/11 responders.

June 11, 2015WABCFirst responders push for extension of 9/11 Zadroga Act benefits in DC
There was an emotional plea in Washington, DC, Thursday from dozens of first responders, police and firefighters who are now battling illnesses related to their time at ground zero after the September 11th attacks.

June 11, 2015NewsdayAiling first responders, survivors plead for lawmakers to reauthorize Zadroga Act
Retired New York City police Officer David Howley put it bluntly at a House hearing Thursday on extending the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program before it expires at the end of September: “If you end this program, people are going to die.”

June 11, 2015Huffington PostThis Time, Republicans Are Backing 9/11 Health Legislation
What a difference five years make. Unlike in 2010, when Congress nearly failed to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, Republicans on Thursday embraced the renewal of a key part of the act, predicting that it would pass easily.

June 11, 2015U.S. NewsAdvocates aim to extend benefits for 9/11 firefighters, officers and volunteers
Advocates for ailing Sept. 11 first responders urged Congress on Thursday to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment for the rescue workers, saying they need reassurance that their health care will not be cut off.

June 11, 2015NY Daily NewsFDNY ranks, others set to testify in Washington to renew health-help Zadroga Act for 9/11 responders
Hundreds of New York City firefighters and others suffering from 9/11-related illnesses are headed to Washington on Thursday to testify at a hearing to renew the Zadroga Act.

June 11, 2015TWC NewsCity Firefighters Urge Washington to Extend Zadroga Act
A health care program treating thousands of 9/11 first responders will end if Congress doesn’t renew it. Doctors say it would be a nightmare if the program goes away.

June 11, 2015WABCFirst responders push for extension of 9/11 Zadroga Act benefits in DC
There was an emotional plea in Washington, DC, Thursday from dozens of first responders, police and firefighters who are now battling illnesses related to their time at ground zero after the September 11th attacks.

June 11, 2015CBS New YorkFirst Responders Sickened By Toxins At Ground Zero After 9/11 Testify Before Congress
FDNY And NYPD Members Implore Lawmakers To Extend James Zadroga Health Act

June 11, 2015 Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Key House panel considers Maloney, Nadler, King Bill to extend 9/11 health and compensation programs for survivors and first responders
Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hears testimony from medical experts and those made ill in terror attack aftermath

June 11, 2015WPIXFDNY members head to DC for extension of 9/11 healthcare
More than 100 FDNY heroes will descend on Washington, D.C. this morning to show their support for new legislation to provide indefinite health benefits for those sickened by cancer or other chronic diseases due to their work at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.

June 11, 2015Rep. Chris Smith9/11 Heath Compensation Reauthorization Bill Takes Key Step in Congress
Smith praises Committee action and calls for swift House passage.

June 10, 2015New York PostFDNY travels to DC to support extension of 9/11 healthcare
More than 100 FDNY smoke-eaters will descend on Washington, D.C., Thursday morning to support new legislation to provide indefinite health benefits for those sickened by cancer or other chronic diseases due to their work at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks.

June 10, 2015NJ.comAlexandria advocate goes to Washington
The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, of which Rep. Leonard Lance is a member, on Thursday, June 11, at 10:15 a.m., at 2322 RHOB, will welcome the in-person testimony of David Howley, Alexandria resident and former New York City police officer.

June 9, 2015newsworksNJ’s Pallone helps lead push for continuing care to 9/11 first responders, survivors
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey is preparing to make his case for extending health care to the first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks.

June 8, 2015NJTV NewsPallone Calls For Reauthorization of Zadroga Act, Hearing Set for Thursday
In advance of a hearing Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, Democrat Frank Pallone was in Piscataway to tour the World Trade Center Health Program clinic at Rutgers University to call for reauthorization of the James Zadroga Act, which provides for medical care — and compensation — for first responders and others who are suffering from cancers, pulmonary disorders and other ill effects from having worked on the pile in the days after the attacks in 2001.

June 8, 2015myCentralJersey.comPallone calls on Congress to continue 9/11 care
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. called on Congress to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. Without reauthorization, the WTC Health Program and VCF will expire in 2016.

June 8, 2015Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. Pallone and First Responders Call on Congress to Pass 9/11 Health Legislation in Advance of Hearing
In advance of a June 11th hearing on legislation to ensure first responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center continue to receive the monitoring and care they need, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today toured and held a press conference at the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program clinic at Rutgers.

June 5, 2015The HillNew regs for Monday: 9/11 health coverage, medical devices, accounting standards
Monday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for 9/11 health coverage and accounting standards, and loosens the requirements for certain medical devices.

June 1, 2015Committee on Energy and CommerceCommittee Set To Reauthorize Critical September 11th Health Legislation
Health Subcommittee Hearing to Discuss Legislation to Reauthorize Programs for 9/11 Victims and Families

June 1, 2015NY Daily NewsCongress must help 9/11 heroes
Support is building in Congress to reauthorize federal funding for the 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who have been sickened because of their service after the terror attack. Crucially, Republicans are getting on board.

May 30, 2015NY Daily NewsThe health care responders need: A former lower Manhattan resident and recovery worker urges renewal of the 9/11 Zadroga law
May 30 marks the anniversary of the end of the recovery and cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site when the last piece of debris — a misshapen steel column — was cleared in 2002.

May 21, 2015ABC 12Benefits for 9/11 first responders set to expire
Our 9/11 first responders were hailed as heroes as they worked at Ground Zero in the days and months following the attacks. Now, these American heroes are fighting their own battles.

May 20, 2015NY Daily NewsPa. members of Congress must come to the rescue of Ground Zero workers
They did their duty and paid an awful price. Years after the fires at Ground Zero stopped smoldering, the rescue and recovery workers who breathed in the toxins there fell ill by the thousands.

May 18, 2015Long Island News 12100 names added to 9/11 wall in Nesconset
Hundreds of people stood in the rain Saturday to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 11.

May 16, 2015FiOS1Sept. 11 heroes honored at Nesconset ceremony
100 new names of first responders who died from health-related issues of that day are etched onto memorial wall

May 13, 2015NY Daily NewsEditorial: Salute to a recruit to 9/11 aid renewal
An atta-boy to New Jersey Republican Rep. Scott Garrett for enlisting on Tuesday as a cosponsor of a bill that would provide continued health coverage and monetary compensation to rescue and recovery workers who were sickened at Ground Zero.

May 11, 2015NJ.comCould Ground Zero dust threaten the health of Wall Street workers years later?
Dave Innocenti was one of those guys in the color-coded smocks working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, shouting and waving as he executed multi-million-dollar deals.

May 11, 2015NY Daily NewsEditorial: Tom Cotton’s right stuff
No one would mistake Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas for a bleeding heart. He’s a tight-fisted conservative — yet he is co-sponsoring a bill backing medical care and financial support for sickened Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers.

May 8, 2015RepPascrellPascrell, Local First Responders Urge Passage of 9/11 Health Bill Reauthorization
WMBC clip of May 6th Press Conference

May 8, 2015New Jersey HeraldGarrett takes rare spotlight at first town hall
U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-5th Dist., fielded questions from the public Thursday at what was believed to be his first town hall since his election to Congress in 2002.

May 7, 2015NorthJersey.comScott Garrett talks of boosting economy, trimming debt
Rep. Scott Garrett, responding to questions from a group composed mostly of supporters on Thursday night, discussed trimming the federal budget and ways to bolster the economy, and briefly touched on his lack of support for a bill to authorize additional spending for first responders suffering from medical conditions tied to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

May 7, 2015ObserverBratton Laments ‘Tragic Irony’ of Brian Moore’s Death at One Police Plaza Ceremony
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton today called the death of Officer Brian Moore, fatally shot in Queens on Saturday, a “tragic irony” as he and Mayor Bill de Blasio joined other city officials in committing the names of 18 officers who died last year as a result of their work to the memorial wall at One Police Plaza.

May 6, 2015CBS New York9/11 First Responders Demand Permanent Funding For Zadroga 9/11 Act
As the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.

May 6, 2015News 12 New JerseyFirst responders call for extension of 9/11 health act
A New Jersey lawmaker and several 9/11 first responders are calling for an extension of the Zadroga Act.

May 5, 2015RiverBender.comKirk Bill Addresses 9-11 Health
The long-term health of those who volunteered with rescue efforts at the World Trade Center after the September 11th attacks isn’t just a concern for New York and New Jersey.

May 4, 2015Daily KosJohn Boehner’s ‘heart breaks’ for 9/11 families, but 9/11 first responders can go to hell
House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum last month when he was in New York on a fundraising trip. Here’s what he had to say about the visit.

May 3, 2015NY Daily NewsHouse Speaker John Boehner pressed to extend bill giving healthcare to 9/11 crew
House Speaker John Boehner voted against the Zadroga bill in 2010. Now that it’s set to expire, 9/11 first responders want Boehner’s help in extending the bill.

April 27, 2015CBS ChicagoSen. Kirk Pushes For Funds To Help Ground Zero Workers Pay Medical Bills
Republican Senator Mark Kirk is giving some bipartisan support to renew money for a bill many of his colleagues were reluctant to endorse the first time around: helping pay medical bills of those who worked at Ground Zero.

April 27, 2015John BoehnerMy Visit to Ground Zero
Last Sunday, I visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero.

April 27, 2015eNews Park ForestSenator Kirk, 9/11 First Responders from Illinois to Support Important Healthcare Safety Net to Extend Programs and Benefits
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today met with 9/11 first responders from Illinois and members of organizations who advocate for those who volunteered in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

April 26, 2015NY Daily NewsHow the unthinkable losses on 9/11 reshaped the FDNY
FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer has honored lives lost on 9/11, including his own brother’s, by devoting his career since then to thwarting terrorists.

April 26, 2015NY Daily NewsRetired firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who toiled for eight months at Ground Zero after 9/11 and is battling stage-four cancer, says FDNY is still best job in world
Ray Pfiefer was diagnosed with renal cancer and went into emergency surgery to replace his hip and part of his femur. Two days later he had his kidney removed. He went on to have six more major surgeries.

April 17, 2015SILive.comReauthorization of the Zadroga 9/11 bill is an American duty (editorial)
To New Yorkers, especially to those of us on Staten Island, the duty to help the sick or injured heroes of 9/11 is virtually undisputed. Unfortunately, this isn’t so everywhere in America.

April 17, 2015AFSCMEAFSCME Urges Renewal of Zadroga 9/11 Law
Supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are urging Congress to make the law permanent. Since 2011, it has helped thousands of individuals and their families cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

April 17, 2015NewsmaxPTSD Rampant Among 9/11 Responders
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.

April 17, 2015WNYCNew Study Looks at 9/11 Health Effects on EMS Workers
Nearly one in eight EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center attacks appears to be suffering from digestive problems, and one in seven could be depressed.

April 17, 2015U.S. News & World ReportMore Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.

April 16, 2015South and West Forum
Advocates Push for Reauthorization of Zadroga Act

Legislators in the Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced bills calling for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

April 16, 2015TimeHealth Problems Linger for 9/11 First Responders
Emergency medical services workers who arrived at the World Trade Center site were twice as likely to show signs of depression than those who didn’t

April 16, 2015USA TodayHealth problems are common among 9/11 medical crews
Emergency medical service workers who went to Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 have suffered from an usually high number of health problems, a new study shows.

April 16, 2015CBS New YorkNYC Leaders Urge Reauthorization Of Zadroga Act
City council members, members of NYPD and FDNY unions held a news conference and rally on the steps of City Hall Thursday to encourage Congress to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Act.

April 16, 2015THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORKCOUNCIL MEMBERS & ADVOCATES RALLY BEFORE VOTE ON RESOLUTION CALLING ON CONGRESS TO RENEW THE JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH & COMPENSATION ACT
Today, the New York City Council will vote on a resolution (Res. 533-A) by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. Daneek Miller, calling on Congress to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. The resolution is expected to pass.

April 15, 2015am New YorkNYC Council to push Congress to renew James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
City Council members plan to rally Thursday morning calling on Congress to re-up its medical support for New Yorkers affected by 9/11 attacks.

April 15, 2015NY Daily NewsPass the Zadroga bill: Congress must extend vital health assistance to ill 9/11 first responders
The battle to extend federal funding for medical treatment and monetary assistance for sickened 9/11 rescue and recovery workers has reached a key turning point.

April 14, 2015News 12 Long IslandInterview with FealGood Foundation founder on extending Zadroga Act

April 14, 2015Fox News LatinoFirst responders still taking 9/11 fight to Washington after all these years
Workers who cleaned up after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and others who responded in the wake of the tragedy will begin a push on Tuesday to get the government to continue paying for their health care.

April 14, 2015eNews Park ForestBipartisan Coalition Introduce Bill to Support 9/11 First Responders with Vital Health Programs
Bill Would Reauthorize Health Programs for 9/11 Responders and Survivors; 170 Illinoisans Currently Enrolled in World Trade Center Health Program

April 14, 2015NewsdayPush to extend 9/11 Zadroga Act launched in Washington
A longtime advocate for first responders and cleanup workers ailing from exposure to toxic debris at Ground Zero threw down the gauntlet to Congress Tuesday to renew the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, whose components begin to expire this October.

April 14, 2015AFL-CIOBill Would Make 9/11 Survivors’ Health Care Program Permanent
A bipartisan group of lawmakers, along with Sept. 11 first responders and union leaders, today announced the introduction of legislation to make permanent the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

April 14, 2015LoHud.comEffort kicks off to make 9/11 health bill permanent
Members of Congress are being forewarned that Sept. 11 is their deadline for passing legislation to make permanent the health benefits and victims compensation funds for people who worked in the recovery and clean up at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.

April 14, 2015Kirsten GillibrandBipartisan Group of U.S. Senate and House Lawmakers From Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 health and Compensation Act
After nearly a decade long fight to stand by our first responders who answered the call of duty on September 11th, Congress finally fulfilled its moral obligation in late 2010 and provided our 9/11 heroes with the health care and financial compensation they deserved by passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

April 14, 2015SILve.comCongress members propose extending James Zadroga Act permanently
Congress members primarily from New York are urging their colleagues across the country to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that provides health care and financial compensation to those who fell ill following the September 11 attacks.

April 12, 2015FiOS1 NewsLong Islanders take fight for 9/11 first responders to DC
Congress asked to renew law that provides healthcare to sufferers of Ground Zero-related illnesses

April 9, 2015NY PostFund for ailing Ground Zero workers hits $1 billion mark
The fund for Sept. 11 victims has awarded more than $1 billion to date, with first responders receiving the bulk of the cash, according to a report released Wednesday.

April 9, 2015Wall Street JournalFund to Give More Than $1 Billion to Ailing Sept. 11 Workers
A congressional fund to compensate those who developed health problems after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has agreed to dole out more than $1 billion so far, officials said Wednesday.

April 7, 2015NY1Retired NYPD Officer Credits WTC Health Program for Successful Kidney Cancer Treatment
Thomas Rachko ended his 20 year career as a New York City police officer sifting through World Trade Center debris for five months. “It was the farthest thing from my mind that I would get sick,” Rachko recalls.

March 25, 2015NY Daily NewsSens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte push for 9/11 Health and Compensation Act extension
New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte will join Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in offering a measure urging extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

March 23, 2015PEEREPA AGREES TO ADDRESS RISKS TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now legally committed to decide whether to dramatically tighten its corrosive dust limits so as to prevent the tragedy that befell the World Trade Center First Responders who waded into dust so caustic it permanently damaged their lungs.

March 19, 2015CBS NewsNew health worry for 9/11 recovery workers
Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.

March 19, 2015ReutersJudge OKs settlements for 78 World Trade Center cleanup workers
A federal judge on Thursday approved settlements for 78 cleanup workers who claimed to have suffered respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses while working in buildings near the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks.

March 19, 2015SILive.comFDNY unions endorse Daniel Donovan for Congress, note importance of extending Zadroga Act
The Republican candidate for Congress, District Attorney Daniel Donovan received the endorsements of two firefighters associations Thursday and pledged to fight for first responder issues if he gets to Washington.

March 14, 2015Jonathan TurleyA Leading Cause of NYPD Officer Deaths Is 9-11 Related Illnesses
The 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City continues to affect the lives of many, especially those first responders who dared the situation and served with courage and Honor.

March 9, 2015FIOS1Possible expiration of Zadroga Act may leave heroes of 9/11 without medical coverage
The law provides treatment and compensation for first responders, but it’s set to expire at the end of 2015

February 19, 2015News 12 Long IslandGroup lobbies lawmakers for Zadroga Act extension
A group of concerned citizens and Sept. 11 first responders has returned from a two-day trip to Washington, D.C. where they pushed lawmakers to extend the James Zadroga Act.

January 9, 2015LaborpressNYC Calls On Congress To Back 9/11 First Responders
Last fall, Jake Lemonda, head of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association [UFOA], urged federal lawmakers to show some backbone and finally renew legislation that aids 9/11 first responders – this week, the City Council echoed that sentiment, urging new members of the United States Congress to waste no time reauthorizing the Zadroga Act.

January 7, 2015Council of the City of New YorkCOUNCIL MEMBERS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CALLING ON CONGRESS TO REAUTHORIZE ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH & COMPENSATION ACT
Zadroga Act’s WTC Health Program Expires October 2015, Leaving Thousands of 9/11 First Responders & Survivors at Risk of Losing Desperately Needed Health Benefits

January 7, 2015New York ObserverCity Council, Police and Fire Unions Push For Renewal of Zadroga Act
The Police Benevolent Association has not often seen eye-to-eye with the City Council in recent days, but they both called on Congress today to renew the James Zadroga Act, which provides healthcare and benefits for ailing September 11 first responders.

January 7, 2015CapitalCouncil members and police unions unite for Zadroga push
Police union officials and members of the City Council set aside their recent differences and gathered on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday in support of a resolution extending the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act, which provides health care and other benefits to first-responders of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

January 7, 20154 New YorkCity Council Calls for Renewal of Sept. 11 Health Bill
The New York City Council is introducing a resolution calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.

January 7, 2015Daily NewsCity Council, Police and Fire Unions Push For Renewal of Zadroga Act
The Police Benevolent Association has not often seen eye-to-eye with the City Council in recent days, but they both called on Congress today to renew the James Zadroga Act, which provides healthcare and benefits for ailing September 11 first responders.

January 6, 2015Daily NewsCouncil resolution will push for extension of Zadroga Act for 9/11 first responders
City Council members are joining the fight to extend the Zadroga Act for ailing 9/11 first responders.