News Articles on effort to renew the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – 2018
Below are url’s to news stories on the effort to have the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act renewed.
December 25, 2018 — NY Daily News — Honor the heroes: The city and country must do right by 9/11 responders
When, last spring, Mayor de Blasio implored the Legislature to defeat a bill requiring the city to grant unlimited sick time for municipal employees for line-of-duty ailments incurred during the World Trade Center rescue and recovery, he promised that he would grant the benefits through collective bargaining.
December 17, 2018 — Chief — WTC Medical Director Says Those With PTSD Deserve VCF Benefits
One of the World Trade Center Health Program’s top doctors says that as Congress contemplates a reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, it must right a wrong baked into the original program, which is set to expire at the end of 2020 and may run out of money before that.
December 13, 2018 — PBS — A Daughter, Her Father, 9/11 and “The Weight of Dust”
On the morning of September 11, 2001, eight-year-old Amy Gaines’ father, Scott, dropped her off at the school bus stop.
November 13, 2018 — LongIsland.com — Rep. Zeldin Urges Congress to Permanently Fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Act would permanently fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and extend it’s authorization through 2090.
October 29, 2018 — Carolyn B. Maloney — Momentum Grows for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization, Sponsors Announce 100 Bipartisan Co-Sponsors in House and Senate
Bill to Permanently Reauthorize and Fund 9/11 VCF Gains Strong Bipartisan Support Less Than Three Weeks After Being Introduced
October 18, 2018 — Michael McAuliff — 9/11 Responders Don’t Plan On Letting Congress Stiff Them, This Time
If there’s one thing 9/11 responders have learned over the last decade and a half, it’s that Congress won’t do anything to soothe the illness and tragedy that is still unfolding 17 years after the attacks — unless it’s forced to.
October 18, 2018 — NY Daily News — Help the heroes: Every representative from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must back the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
When the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — which aids the victims and heroes who suffered the toxic effects of the World Trade Center’s destruction — passed Congress in 2010, it had the backing of every House member from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
October 16, 2018 — Ripon Advance — Gardner, Lance introduce bipartisan bills to permanently fund support for 9/11 victims
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) are original cosponsors of new bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would extend authorization for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) of 2001 through fiscal year 2090.
October 12, 2018 — Kirsten Gillibrand — With 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set To Expire In 2020 And 9/11 First Responder Cancer Rates Continuing To Rise, Senators Gillibrand, Gardner, Schumer & Representatives Maloney, Nadler, King Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Permanently Reauthorize And Fund VCF For 9/11 Heroes And Their Families
Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure that 9/11 First Responders & Survivors Who Become Sick with Certified 9/11 Illnesses in the Future would be Covered by VCF Program; Congress Has Already Provided a Permanent Healthcare Program for These Responders and Survivors, But the Program to Provide Compensation for Their Suffering, Lost Wages, and Their Families Will Expire in 2020
October 10, 2018 — NJ.com — 9/11-related cancer claims life of North Arlington mayor 17 years after attack – Arlington, New Jerey
North Arlington Mayor Joseph Bianchi, a lifelong borough resident and longtime firefighter, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, borough officials confirmed.
October 9, 2018 — NY Daily News — To the rescue: The 9/11 compensation fund is running out of money
As the steady toll of disease and death from exposure to the toxic air unleashed from the destruction of the World Trade Center grows, it has become sadly clear the billions set aside by Congress for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in 2010 and 2015 will not be enough.
October 8, 2018 — NJ Herald — 28 names being added to NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The names of more than two dozen firefighters are being added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.
October 7, 2018 — TAPinto.net — New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Rep. Chris Smith
The New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), has become the most recent first responder/law enforcement organization to endorse Rep. Chris Smith for his re-election to U.S. Congress.
October 5, 2018 — Downtown Express — Running dry: Fund for 9/11 victims may not even last until 2020 deadline
A bipartisan group of New York members of Congress is demanding that their colleagues permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, releasing a joint statement on Oct. 2 mere hours after the program’s lead administrator stated that the $7.375 billion that lawmakers allocated to support survivors of the terror attacks may run out before the fund’s 2020 deadline.
October 3, 2018 — UPI — A 9/11 Fund Compensating Sick Victims Is Running Out of Money
A fund that had more than $7 billion earmarked to help survivors and families affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks might be empty within the next two years.
October 3, 2018 — NY Daily News — Mission of mercy: 9/11 survivors go to Washington, demand victims compensation extension
Call them Feal Team 10.
October 3, 2018 — NBC4 — A 9/11 Fund Compensating Sick Victims Is Running Out of Money
More than 2,000 people are estimated to have died from illnesses linked to the response to the Sept. 11 attacks.
October 3, 2018 — City & State NY — Maloney seeks permanent compensation for 9/11 victims
The funds for victim compensation may run out before 2020.
October 3, 2018 — NewsChannel5 — A Fund For The Victims Of 9/11 Says It’s Running Out Of Money
A government program put in place to compensate victims and first responders suffering from debilitating conditions linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks is almost out of money.
October 2, 2018 — Carolyn B. Maloney — With 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set to Expire In 2020, Reps. Maloney, Nadler, & King and Sens. Schumer & Gillibrand Urge Congress to Stand Up For 9/11 Heroes; Cosponsor Upcoming Legislation to Permanently Reauthorize and Fund VCF
Our 9/11 Heroes Answered the Call When We Were Attacked, & Now Congress Needs to Extend The Program to Support Them & Their Families, Permanently
October 2, 2018 — Journal News — 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running low, but cutting benefits is not the answer
The head of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund just verified what so many have feared: The catastrophic human cost from 9/11 could outlast the money set aside to help those who continue to fall ill from the toxins the terrorist attacks released.
October 2, 2018 — Kirsten Gillibrand — With 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set To Expire In 2020, Senators Schumer, Gillibrand & U.S. Reps Maloney, Nadler, & King Urge Congress To Stand Up For 9/11 Heroes; Cosponsor Upcoming Legislation To Permanently Reauthorize And Fund VCF
Our 9/11 Heroes Answered The Call When We Were Attacked, & Now Congress Needs To Extend The Program To Support Them & Their Families, Permanently
October 2, 2018 — NY Daily News — EXCLUSIVE: Federal 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund won’t have enough money to help all survivors sickened at Ground Zero
The $7.3 billion dedicated to 9/11 survivors sickened by the toxic dust swirling around Ground Zero may not be enough to help everyone getting sick unless some drastic measures are taken, the Daily News has learned.
October 1, 2018 — Insider NJ — NJ Firefighters Back Lance
Congressman Leonard Lance has been endorsed by the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey, IAFF, AFL-CIO for his record of delivering on firefighter priorities in Congress and securing millions of dollars in federal grants for fire companies across the Seventh District of New Jersey.
April 20, 2018 — NY Daily News — Mulvaney, feds stay put on plan to restructure 9/11 health agency
The federal government isn’t budging on its plans to rejigger the agency that oversees the health treatment and monitoring of first responders with 9/11 illnesses — a move legislators feel will severely compromise both the program and the people who need it to survive.
April 12, 2018 — Journal News — Trump budget plan for World Trade Center health program threatens first responders
Keep 9/11 program and longtime NIOSH partner together in the CDC
April 11, 2018 — Tribeca Patch — Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Plan For 9/11 Health Program Opposed By AG
The attorney general is calling for Congressional leaders to oppose President Trump’s proposed changes to the 9/11 health program.
April 11, 2018 — LongIsland.com — 9/11 health care program in danger of being disrupted by Trump’s budget, AG says
A.G. says Trump Administration’s Budget Would Dismantle Management of the World Trade Center Health Program and Jeopardize the Health of 9/11 Survivors and First Responders.
April 11, 2018 — amny.com — 9/11 health care program in danger of being disrupted by Trump’s budget, AG says
More than 83,000 people rely on WTCHP for critical health care and monitoring services for 9/11-related illnesses or injuries, according to Schneiderman.
April 11, 2018 — NY Daily News — Schneiderman warns Trump: Don’t play with 9/11 hero health agency
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is joining a chorus of New York officials warning Washington not to mess with the World Trade Center Health Program.
April 2, 2018 — WTNH — Fund to protect 9/11 first responders is safeguarded
There were more than 500 first responders from Connecticut who went to New York City to help after the attacks on 9/11.
March 19, 2018 — Newsweek — 9/11 Hero Thomas Phelan, Who Saved Hundreds of Lives, Dies of Cancer
A ferry captain who turned his boat into a rescue vessel during the 9/11 attacks and later became a firefighter died Friday of cancer at age 45.
March 18, 2018 — WNBC — Ferry Captain-Turned-Firefighter Who Helped Hundreds on 9/11 Dies of Illness
“Thomas will always be remembered as a true New York City hero,” State Sen. Martin Golden said
March 13, 2018 — WP Daily Voice — 9-11 World Trade Center Health Coverage In Limbo Under Trump Budget Plan
A proposal to change which agency oversees the World Trade Center Health Program, affecting more than 83,000 first-responders and other survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City could endanger future coverage, according to multiple news reports.
March 12, 2018 — NJ.com — First Responders’ health plan under attack by Trump | Editorial
Gene Madden died a few weeks ago. He was an NYPD detective from Hoboken, and he always said the honor of his life was working alongside his guys at Ground Zero, where the toxic fumes led to a cancer diagnosis in 2008.
March 7, 2018 — Tom MacArthur — MacArthur Against Trump Administration Change to World Trade Center Health Program
Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress to support 9/11 first responders and oppose an administration proposal to make changes to the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).
March 7, 2018 — Carolyn B. Maloney — 9/11 Health Bill Sponsors Lead Bipartisan Tri-State Area Delegation in Telling Mulvaney to Stay Away from 9/11 Health Program
Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), the original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, today led a bipartisan group of 32 other members from the Tri-State Area in urging Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to withdraw his proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH).
March 7, 2018 — NZ Herald — 9/11 hero who lost half his foot fighting for ground zero workers
If “devastation, destruction and carnage” has a smell, that’s what engulfs one 9/11 first responder when he closes his eyes, plunging him back into the horror of 16 years ago.
March 6, 2018 — salon — Jon Stewart: Mick Mulvaney is “screwing up” health care for 9/11 first responders
Stewart congratulates Mulvaney for a “special kind of incompetence”
March 6, 2018 — timesunion — Trump Administration Threatens 9-11 Victims
Just when you thought the Trump administration could not become more incompetent, foolish, heartless and unAmerican, they take the next step
March 6, 2018 — ABC — Jon Stewart, members of Congress advocate for WTC health program in DC
March 5, 2018 — WNYC — New York Congressmen, First Responders Want to Block 9/11 Health Care Program Changes
New York Congressional members, first responders and comedian Jon Stewart say they’ll fight a Trump administration proposal to alter a 9/11 health care program.
March 5, 2018 — Carolyn B. Maloney — 9/11 Health Bill Sponsors, Jon Stewart, Advocates Call on Mulvaney to Leave World Trade Center Health Program Alone
9/11 Health Program beneficiaries and advocates came together at the Capitol today to demand that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney withdraw his ill-thought out proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) direction.
March 5, 2018 — News 12 LI — President’s budget proposal worries 9/11 responders
Proposed changes to the World Trade Center Health Program have Sept. 11 first responders worried about their future health care as Ground Zero-related complications continue to affect them.
March 5, 2018 — WABC — Jon Stewart, 9/11 first responders take health care fight to Capitol Hill
Former ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers and 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill Monday to demand the Office of Management and Budget leave their health care alone.
March 5, 2018 — Newsday — Rep. Peter King, others denounce proposed Zadroga changes
King was among New York members of Congress who criticized a proposed change in leadership of the federal health program for 9/11 first responders.
March 5, 2018 — WPLG — Comedian Jon Stewart accuses White House of ‘screwing’ 9/11 first responders
Program protects those who worked at ‘ground zero’
March 5, 2018 — CNN — Comedian Jon Stewart accuses White House of ‘screwing’ 9/11 first responders
Comedian Jon Stewart joined advocates on Capitol Hill on Monday to pressure White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to abandon a proposal that they say could threaten health care treatment for 9/11 first responders.
March 5, 2018 — FiOS1 — Jon Stewart, officials say Trump’s proposed budget endangers 9/11 health program
Creator of organization that assists first responders says the bill would delay treatment
March 5, 2018 — NY Post — Jon Stewart joins 9/11 first responders to save health program
Comedian Jon Stewart joined 9/11 first responders at the Capitol Monday to speak against proposed changes to the World Trade Center Health Program tucked inside President Trump’s 2019 budget.
March 5, 2018 — Daily Beast — Jon Stewart Rips Into Mick Mulvaney for ‘Screwing’ 9/11 First Responders
The former ‘Daily Show’ host traveled to D.C. to send a message to the Trump administration.
March 5, 2018 — Hill — Jon Stewart makes Capitol Hill appearance for 9/11 bill
Former late-night host Jon Stewart joined New York lawmakers on Monday to call on the White House to withdraw a proposal to reorganize the health-care program for 9/11 first responders.
March 5, 2018 — Politico — Jon Stewart, lawmakers slam Mulvaney proposal on 9/11 health program
Comedian Jon Stewart and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday sharply criticized a Trump administration proposal to restructure an agency that provides health-care assistance to survivors and first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
February 26, 2018 — IrishCentral — 9/11 first responders must not be abandoned
Hidden among President Trump’s budget proposal is a clause that may cut back on the healthcare provided to the 9/11 first responders.
February 21, 2018 — WSHU — Blumenthal: Trump’s Budget Endangers 9/11 Responder Health Program
President Trump’s budget proposal calls for a restructuring of the World Trade Center Health Program that provides medical treatment to 9/11 first responders and survivors.
February 21, 2018 — NY Daily News — FDNY union calls out Trump proposal to hit 9/11 responder agency
The city firefighters union is blasting a detail tucked into the President Trump’s budget that would reorganize how the federal government handles health treatment for 9/11 first responders.
February 21, 2018 — Kirsten Gillibrand — Gillibrand Leads Letter With Senators Schumer, Menendez, Booker, Blumenthal To Call On OMB Director Mick Mulvaney To Protect The World Trade Center Health Program
WTCHP Provides Monitoring and Treatment to More Than 83,000 First Responders and Survivors Who Became Sick After Exposure to Toxins at World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville Crash Site, WTCHP Depends on the Expertise from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Program, but President Trump’s Budget Separates these Two Programs
February 21, 2018 — NY Daily News — Piling on 9/11’s heroes by messing around with the WTC Health Program
It took years of struggle for the heroes who labored on the smoldering pile after 9/11 to shame Washington to take responsibility for the deteriorating health of those poisoned by the toxins unleashed when the WTC fell.
February 20, 2018 — ConsumerAffairs — Trump budget could gut agency that treats 9/11 first responders
Lawmakers say a proposal to reorganize the World Trade Center Health Program is disturbing and suspicious
February 19, 2018 — Newsday — Rep. Peter King: Donald Trump plan could endanger 9/11 responders
King says a plan to reorganize the World Trade Center Health Program could deprive participants of occupational health experts.
February 18, 2018 — CBS NY — New York Lawmakers: Trump Administration Budget Plan Could Endanger 9/11 Responders’ Health
Members of the New York City Congressional delegation on Sunday urged a rollback of a Trump administration plan that they said would risk the health of first responders who worked during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks – and others who were made ill by the toxins released that day.
February 18, 2018 — NY Daily News — FDNY ‘Cook Off’ fund-raiser aims to help 9/11 firefighters battling cancer
They’re not just fighting fires. More than 1,000 active and retired FDNY members are battling 9/11-related cancers — and the department is holding a cook-off to raise funds and awareness.
February 18, 2018 — Hill — Lawmakers call for withdrawal of Trump proposal that could impact 9/11 responders’ health care
A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers called on White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to scrap a proposal in President Trump’s proposed budget plan they say could threaten the health treatment of 9/11 first responders.
February 18, 2018 — NY Daily News — 9/11 responders’ health treatment and monitoring threatened by Trump’s budget plan
Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.