Editorial Support

Below are links to editorials in support of injured and ill 9/11 responders, survivors and their families getting the help they need and deserve.

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September 23, 2019 NY Daily News One last rescue: The House of Representatives does the right thing for 9/11 responders, and the Senate must follow suit

The House of Representatives has acted with bipartisan compassion in allowing all sick first responders whose bodies were damaged by their selfless service at the World Trade Center to get promised aid from the federally funded World Trade Center Health Program.

September 11, 2019 Daily Press Lawmakers must protect Sept. 11 first responders

Before the sun set on Sept. 11, 2001, this nation vowed to never allow the memories of that day’s terrorist attacks to dissipate from our collective conscious.

September 8, 2019 NY Daily News Another 9/11 rescue: Congress’ job is not done yet

In July, the Republican Senate, the Democratic House and President Trump nobly stood up for the financial needs of ailing heroes and victims of the World Trade Center attack.

July 30, 2019 am NY National compassion for 9/11 first responders

Each claim represents a story, a family and a reverberation from the attacks.

July 29, 2019 NY Daily News Help for the heroes: President Trump finishes the job for 9/11 heroes and victims

It is done: At 10:25 Monday morning in the Rose Garden, President Trump signed the bill, then handed the thick felt pen to tireless 9/11 advocate John Feal.

July 29, 2019 NY Post The 9/11 victims fund is finally fixed

Less than seven weeks after the dramatic June 11 testimony of since-departed NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, President Trump on Monday signed the law ensuring that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will have all the cash it needs through 2092.

July 29, 2019 NY Daily News Roll of honor: Finally, full support for the heroes and victims of 9/11

At 10 this morning, Donald Trump will do, on behalf of the American people, what should have been done many years ago.

July 23, 2019 NY Daily News The Senate steps up: Now it only takes President Trump’s signature to fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanently

The people of Kentucky and Utah should be proud that they have senators representing them in Washington who upheld the honor of their states.

July 22, 2019 NY Daily News Stand up for America: The Senate must support the heroes of 9/11

No, No, Yes. That is how 100 senators must vote Tuesday to keep open and fully finance the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for the victims and heroes of the World Trade Center suffering horrendous health problems, and often dying, from exposure to the toxins at Ground Zero.

July 18, 2019 NY Daily News The last last chance: Mitch McConnell charges ahead for 9/11 victim compensation; Rand Paul and Mike Lee stand in the way

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been good to his word: Renewal of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is set for a Tuesday vote.

July 17, 2019 Buffalo News Make the 9/11 fund permanent

It should go without saying, but it hasn’t: Those suffering physical and psychological effects from the 2001 terror attacks should have the support of a permanent September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

July 17, 2019 NY Daily News Mitch, sideline Rand: The majority leader must quiet his colleague from Kentucky and renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, like every state, has two senators in Washington.

July 13, 2019 NY Daily News Next stop, the Senate: Halfway there to make permanent the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Yesterday, we called for a unanimous House vote to provide financial support to the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks on America.

June 30, 2019 NY Daily News A hero’s dying wish: Mitch McConnell must bring the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill to a Senate vote

In the ornate suite of offices of the Senate Republican leader overlooking the National Mall, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday received a delegation of World Trade Center first responders advocating for a renewal of the dwindling federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

June 25, 2019 Newsday Don’t make 9/11 victims beg for more help with health problems

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate should permanently authorize the compensation fund

June 21, 2019 NY Daily News Jon Stewart’s not joking: Mitch McConnell needs to move on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Jon Stewart is coming through once more for World Trade Center heroes and victims.

June 17, 2019 USA Today It shouldn’t take Jon Stewart to rescue 9/11 first responders

Jon Stewart’s impassioned plea this past week to the House Judiciary Committee calling for permanent legislation to fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund surely touched hearts across America.

June 16, 2019 Joplin Globe – Joplin, Missouri Never forget the heroes of 9/11

50,000 survivors have been diagnosed with 9/11-related illnesses.

June 14, 2019 Idaho Mountain Express, Ketchum Idaho 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund should be funded permanently

The nation pledged never to forget 9/11, but some memories seem to have gotten a bit hazy, especially when it comes to money….

June 13, 2019 NY Post Now it’s the Senate’s duty to move fast for hurting 9/11 heroes

Tuesday’s dramatic (and embarrassing, to the no-show members) testimony plainly did the trick: The House Judiciary Committee this week unanimously passed the bill to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090.

June 11, 2019 NY Post Congress has a duty to help our ailing 9/11 heroes

Detective Luis Alvarez’s heart-wrenching words Tuesday ought to settle the question immediately: Congress has a clear and urgent duty to replenish the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund.

June 10, 2019 CNN Jon Stewart explains why he’s frustrated with Congress

Comedian and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart talks to CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux about his frustrations with Congress over funding health care for the first responders, saying this is a life-or-death issue for them.

June 10, 2019 Times Herald-Record – Middletown, New York Congress must keep promise to 9/11 responders

Eighteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, firefighters and cops and paramedics who responded to the unfolding tragedy sat Tuesday in a Congressional committee hearing, asking elected representatives to fund the Victims Compensation Fund.

May 29, 2019 NY Daily News Honor overdue: The 9/11 Memorial finally pays tribute to men and women sickened by the toxic air at Ground Zero

May 30, 2002, saw the Last Column reverently carried out from the World Trade Center site, marking the end of the recovery phase at Ground Zero.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responders and others deserve gov’t aid

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

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

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

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