News Articles on effort to renew the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – 2019

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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September 27, 2019KPNX 18 years later, 9/11 responders and survivors continue to receive medical monitoring and treatment

Retired canine search specialist Steve Rochford was deployed with Phoenix Fire’s FEMA team a few days after the September 11th attacks.

September 26, 2019silive.com Single-mom with cancer ‘could go tomorrow,’ but fighting due to 9/11 fund

When the first tower was struck, “we felt the turbulence — we had no idea what happened.”

September 24, 2019WCBS DOE Searching For All Students At Lower Manhattan Schools Affected By 9/11

Eighteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, a new outreach is underway with the target being students from schools in lower Manhattan.

September 24, 2019Hill Former New York City students, staff eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Officials are encouraging more than 20,000 current and former students and educators at New York City public schools to apply for health care through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund due to their proximity to the toxic air and debris following the 2001 terror attacks, saying they are eligible for the benefits.

September 24, 2019NCBI Mental health, long-term medication adherence, and the control of asthma symptoms among persons exposed to the WTC 9/11 disaster

A positive association between mental health conditions and poor asthma control has been documented in the World Trade Center-exposed population.

September 24, 2019Pulmonology Advisor World Trade Center Lung Injury May Be Predicted by Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is useful for predicting future lung injury in a cohort of individuals who were exposed to particulate matter from the World Trade Center (WTC) collapse, according to study results published in CHEST.

September 24, 2019Federal Register World Trade Center Health Program; Petition 023-Uterine Cancer, Including Endometrial Cancer; Finding of Insufficient Evidence

A Rule by the Health and Human Services Department on 09/24/2019

September 24, 2019WNBC Thousands of Former NYC Students, Teachers Near World Trade Center After 9/11 Warned of Potential Health Problems

The DOE said they will be sending letters to 19,000 former students enrolled at schools south of Houston Street

September 23, 2019WPIX Thousands of former New York students and teachers may be eligible for health care through 9/11 victim fund

New York city education officials are notifying thousands of former students, staff and teachers that they might be eligible for free health care through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund because of their exposure to the ground zero site at the time of the attack.

September 23, 2019Newswise New study identifies risk factors for head and neck cancer among 9/11 responder

A recent Rutgers study identified factors that may put people who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) at increased risk for cancers of the head and neck, such as oral cavity, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal cancers.

September 23, 2019Healio Pulmonary nodules common in 9/11 responders

More than half of World Trade Center responders with available CT scans had evidence of pulmonary nodules, a recent study shows.

September 23, 2019WLNY DOE Alerting Students Who Survived 9/11 Attacks About Available Health Benefits, Compensation

The New York City Department of Education is reaching out to support the students of 9/11.

September 23, 2019NY 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 22, 2019NY Post DOE to contact 19,000 former 9/11 students about free medical care

City education officials are attempting to contact all 19,000 former students who attended public schools near Ground Zero on 9/11 to let them know they could be eligible for free medical care.

September 20, 2019Chief UFT Gets DOE’s Help in Outreach To Pupils, Staff Exposed to 9/11 Toxins

Most Not Part of WTC Health Program

September 19, 2019NY Times House Approves Short-Term Spending Bill That Would Stave Off Shutdown

The House on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill that would stave off a government shutdown until just before Thanksgiving, allowing lawmakers additional time to resolve disputes over annual spending legislation without a funding lapse.

September 19, 2019liherald.com Luis Alvarez’s brother vows to continue his fight

There was no stopping Luis Alvarez from spending months digging through rubble at ground zero in 2001, searching for survivors — not even the toxic air, recalled his brother, Phil Alvarez.

September 19, 2019NY Daily News Legislation triples the number of 9/11 responders and victims eligible for relief fund

For once, a fix to help 9/11 responders and victims is coming quickly and painlessly from Congress.

September 17, 2019Newsweek 9/11 Fund Faces New Challenge: Getting Sick Survivors to Sign Up

After a difficult and prolonged fight, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was permanently extended and fully funded until 2092 this July, freeing up more than $10 billion to compensate claimants diagnosed with a 9/11-related illness and providing free healthcare to the 9/11 community for the next 75 years.

September 17, 2019NY Daily News Key to the City given to family of heroic 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez

Heroic 9/11 first responder Detective Luis Alvarez and his family were honored Tuesday with a Key to the City that he fought so hard protecting until his death this summer from cancer linked to the 2001 terror attacks.

September 16, 2019NY Daily News NYPD cop who spent weeks digging at Ground Zero for FDNY brother killed by 9/11-related cancer 18 years later

They died in the same fight, one looking out for the other, as brothers and as heroes.

September 15, 2019InsiderNJ Notre Dame and Gov. Whitman’s Lingering 9/11 Legacy

Sunday’s New York Times reporting on the French government’s cover up of the serious public health dangers from the Notre Dame fire is sadly reminiscent of former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman’s post 9/11 declaration that the air in lower Manhattan was safe to breathe.

September 15, 2019NY Post Jon Stewart leads blitz to inform non-first responders of 9/11 health fund

Jon Stewart will be on hand to help launch a publicity blitz Monday urging hundreds of thousands of regular Joes to apply for 9/11 medical funds.

September 13, 2019Chart A moment of silence

As we finish our fourth week of classes, I hope that you have all found some time to reflect and be still among the tornado of responsibilities and due dates.

September 13, 2019Chief WTC Health Program Nears Enrollment Cap

Without congressional action, the World Trade Center Health Program is projected to hit its statutory limit of 25,000 new 9/11 first-responder enrollees as early as October 2020, according to a letter written to Sen. Chuck Schumer by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

September 12, 2019NCBI Risk factors for head and neck cancer in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Cohort: results from a nested case-control study.

Head and neck cancers (HNCs) may be among the health consequences of involvement in the World Trade Center (WTC) response on and after 11 September 2001.

September 12, 2019Spreaker 18 Years after 9/11 Attacks First Responders Still Fighting for Justice

On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jaime Hazan, a 9/11 First Responder who was an EMT at Ground Zero, Nancy Carbone, Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Firefighters, and Lila Nordstrom, Executive Director of StuyHealth, a health advocacy group for students impacted by 9/11.

September 11, 2019WLNY ‘He Knew He Didn’t Have Much Time:’ Brother Of Det. Lou Alvarez Reflects On Life Of Service

The death toll from 9/11-related illnesses continues to rise.

September 11, 2019Queens County Politics Ground Zero civilian volunteers to receive disability benefits after 9/11 anniversary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a 9/11 Worker’s Disability Benefits Bill on Wednesday that was sponsored by Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) on the 18th anniversary of the attack of the World Trade Center.

September 11, 2019USA Today ‘Insane, stabbing, burning pain’: Ground zero workers still battling 9/11 health problems

The oxygen tank sits in the living room of Joe McKay’s home, discreetly positioned in the corner next to a couch.

September 11, 2019CBS 9/11 health fund covers survivors for life — but few know about it

Some 450,000 people are eligible for free lifetime medical care under the federal World Trade Center Health program, but less than a quarter are enrolled.

September 11, 2019People 9/11 Still Claiming Victims: 10,000 With Cancers, Thousands More With Other Illnesses

First responders on Sept. 11, 2001 and others who worked and lived in the area of the World Trade Center site were exposed to toxic fumes and dust

September 11, 2019NY Daily News Pols call for NYC outreach to students and faculty at schools near Ground Zero

The city should conduct outreach for the thousands of students and school staffers exposed to dangerous conditions around Ground Zero following 9/11, two councilmen said on the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks.

September 11, 2019CBS Former NYC high school students recall living through 9/11: “It felt like the buildings were crashing onto us”

To mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, former high school students who sat in classrooms just three blocks from the Twin Towers are sharing the stories of what they saw that day.

September 11, 2019ABC As 9/11 health problems mount, an uncertain future for students in lower Manhattan

Lila Nordstrom was a senior at storied Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan when “we saw a huge fireball engulf the first tower” of the World Trade Center back in 2001.

September 11, 2019NY Post Gov. Andrew Cuomo honors Det. Luis Alvarez in moving 9/11 ceremony

Gov. Andrew Cuomo paid tribute Wednesday to the late NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, who delivered stirring testimony urging Congress to permanently extend the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund in June — just weeks before he died of 9/11-related cancer.

September 11, 2019Andrew M. Cuomo Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Deliver Pension and Health Benefits to 9/11 First Responders, Volunteers and Workers

Governor Signs Six Bills at the 7th Annual 9/11 Motorcycle Ride in New York City

September 11, 2019Andrew Gounardes 9/11 Heroes Bills Sponsored by Senator Andrew Gounardes Signed into Law

Four 9/11 Heroes Bills sponsored by Senator Gounardes were signed into law on September 11, 2019.

September 11, 2019NY Times She Fled the 68th Floor. She’s Finally Dealing With 9/11 Trauma.

She had a foreclosure and two drunken-driving convictions before she was diagnosed with PTSD.

September 11, 2019WNBC Luis Alvarez Honored at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

It will be the first September 11 for the Alvarez family without the brave first responder who fought until his last breath to get the Victims Compensation Fund passed.

September 10, 2019Daily 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 10, 2019NY Times Families of Sanitation Workers, Unsung 9/11 Heroes, to Get Health Benefits

As Sept. 11-related deaths grow, a new bill would provide health insurance to families of up to 5,000 city employees not previously eligible.

September 10, 2019News-Medical.Net PTSD linked with onset of cognitive impairment in 911 World Trade Center responders

Cognitive impairment with the potential for early onset dementia in 911 World Trade Center responders is continuing to be investigated by researchers monitoring the health of thousands of responders.

September 10, 2019Fox ‘Tomorrow that number could rise’: 241 NYPD officers have died from 9/11-related illnesses

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that there have been 10 times the number of deaths of NYPD officers from illnesses related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks than those who lost their lives on the day the towers fell — and that number will likely grow.

September 10, 2019City & State The wound that won’t heal

Why thousands of New Yorkers might be 9/11 victims – and not even know it.

September 10, 2019City & State How 9/11 survivors can get help

It’s not too late to apply for compensation for health care costs.

September 10, 2019New York City Mayor de Blasio to Propose Local Legislation to Provide Health Insurance to Survivors of All City Employees Who Die of 9/11 Illnesses

Legislation would expand current law to include survivors of all City employees who die of a 9/11 illness, regardless of whether death occurs while in active service or retirement

September 10, 2019NY Daily News Stuyvesant High School survivor of 9/11 says new HBO film gives attacks’ health risks short shrift

A Stuyvesant High School 9/11 survivor and advocate is calling a new HBO film about her classmates “irresponsible” for leaving out the devastating health impacts many of them have suffered.

September 9, 2019York Dispatch At 9/11 memorial, new recognition for a longer-term toll

When the names of nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims are read aloud Wednesday at the World Trade Center, a half-dozen stacks of stone will quietly salute an untold number of people who aren’t on the list.

September 8, 2019York Dispatch The ongoing tragedy of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2001, will always be recognized as a day of tribulation in the United States.

September 8, 2019Yahoo Years later, cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

Jacquelin Febrillet was 26 years old on September 11, 2001 when jihadist hijackers flew two passenger jets into the World Trade Center just two blocks from where she worked.

September 8, 2019WCBS Stories From Main Street: Health Clinic Treats New 9/11 Victims, 18 Years Later

Nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the death toll continues to rise and the story continues to unfold.

September 8, 2019Bridgewater Courier News The first Sept. 11 without their hero; Nick Poliseno’s ‘girls’ aim to carry on his legacy

It’s the little things that spark big memories, said Allison Poliseno, whose husband died unexpectedly at home July 18 from 9/11-related illnesses.

September 8, 2019NY 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.

September 7, 2019NCBI Editorial for “Long-Term Health Effects of the 9/11 Disaster” in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019.

The call for articles on the long term health effects of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks (9/11) has resulted in twenty-three papers that add a significant amount of information to the growing body of research on the effects of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster almost two decades later

September 7, 2019silive.com Study finds 9/11 firefighters who first arrived at Ground Zero run higher risk of heart disease

Firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks or spent a significant amount of time at Ground Zero afterward run a higher risk of developing heart problems, according to a new study.

September 7, 2019September 11th Victim Compensation Fund VCF Program Statistics

As of August 31, 2019, the VCF has found 24,907 claimants eligible for compensation.

September 6, 2019Science Codex 9/11 World Trade Center exposure linked to heart disease among NYC firefighters

A new study of New York City firefighters has found that exposure to 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) dust is associated with a significantly increased long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

September 6, 2019Renal & Urology News The Long-Term Health Effects of September 11, 2001

Thousands of responders, workers, and volunteers participated in the rescue and cleanup efforts at the World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania during September 11, 2001 and ensuing months.

September 6, 2019ABC 241 NYPD officers have died from 9/11 illnesses, 10 times the number killed in World Trade Center attack

More than ten times the number of NYPD police officers have died in the 18 years since 9/11 as were killed in the terror attack on the World Trade Center itself, officials said.

September 6, 2019Newsweek First Firefighters to Arrive at World Trade Center on 9/11 Have a Far Higher Risk of Heart Disease

September 6, 2019Metro 9/11 illnesses continue to kill first responders

Nearly two decades later, first responders are still suffering from the aftermath of 9/11.

September 6, 2019Newsweek First Firefighters to Arrive at World Trade Center on 9/11 Have a Far Higher Risk of Heart Disease

A study of almost 10,000 firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center on September 11 has found those exposed to the dust which emerged from the destroyed buildings were more likely to develop heart problems.

September 6, 2019CBS 9/11 firefighters who arrived early at World Trade Center may have higher heart risks now

Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to have a modestly higher risk of developing heart problems than those who came later or stayed less, doctors reported Friday.

September 6, 2019September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

Today’s program statistics report for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) reflects steady progress: as of August 31, 2019, we have made awards to 23,850 individuals, some more than once due to an amendment or appeal, totaling almost $5.6 billion in awards.

September 6, 2019silive.com 18 years later: A guide to resources available for Sept. 11 victims, families

To help those still struggling 18 years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, resources, services, assistance programs and academic scholarships continue to be available to victims and their families.

September 6, 2019silive.com His health failing, Con Edison 9/11 responder continues fight for compensation

Like millions of New Yorkers, John DeRosa, 60, remembers where he was on Sep. 11, 2001.

September 5, 2019Queens Eagle FDNY adds 22 names to memorial wall to those who died from 9/11-related illness

Less than a week before the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the FDNY will add 22 additional names to a memorial wall dedicated to its members who died due to 9/11-related illness, including several from Queens firehouses.

September 5, 2019CURE 9/11 Related Cancer

How celebrity Jon Stewart championed a cause that brought answers to my cancer diagnosis.

September 5, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 treatment program may have to turn away first responders and survivors if lawmakers don’t expand capacity

Sept. 11 responders who are not yet in the 9/11 treatment program could be facing a new roadblock, according to a letter from the federal government that warns lawmakers the number of slots available for ill people is nearing its maximum.

September 4, 2019NCBI Long-term Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Firefighters After the World Trade Center Disaster

Published studies examining the association between World Trade Center (WTC) exposure on and after September 11, 2001, and longer-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes have reported mixed findings.

September 3, 2019NYU Langone Health Natural ‘Breakdown’ of Chemicals May Guard Against Lung Damage in 9/11 First Responders

The presence of chemicals made as the body breaks down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates can predict whether Sept. 11, 2001 first responders exposed to toxic dust at the World Trade Center site subsequently develop lung disease, a new study finds.

September 3, 2019NY Law Journal Judge Dismisses 138 Suits by 9/11 Workers Targeting Battery Park City Authority

The cases, which were dismissed on Aug. 30, were the last of about 11,000 suits that had been filed over cleanup work near the World Trade Center.

September 2, 2019NY Post 9/11 first responders push Cuomo to sign pension bill

Sept. 11 first responders and state pols are pressing Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill granting better pension benefits to public employees disabled following Ground Zero rescue and recovery work.

August 28, 2019WABC Park on Long Island to be named after Luis Alvarez, NYPD detective who died of 9/11-related cancer

A park on Long Island will be named after a retired NYPD detective who died of cancer related to his work at ground zero and fought in Washington for continued benefits for other 9/11 responders.

August 25, 2019NJ Herald Remember those who died after 9/11

Soon it will be the 18th anniversary of 9/11/01 and the news media will remind us of the 2,823 persons killed that day.

August 25, 2019Safety+Health Large-scale incident safety for first responders

Emergency management and response have changed since 9/11

August 13, 2019syracuse.com Flags flown at half-staff for NY state police commander who died from 9/11-related illness

Flags on state government buildings were flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor former New York State Police commander and Baldwinsville resident Jeffrey M. Cicora, who died from a 9/11 terrorist attack-related illness.

August 11, 2019syracuse.com NY State Police commander Jeffrey Cicora dies from 9/11-related illness

A Baldwinsville resident and former state trooper died Saturday from an illness from his work at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the New York State Police announced.

August 10, 2019WNBC Retired NY State Trooper Dies of 9/11-Related Illness

A former New York state trooper died Saturday of an illness related to his Sept. 11 duties, state police said Saturday.

August 5, 2019EurekAlert Biomarkers confirm higher incidence of thyroid cancer among World Trade Center responders

Method developed by Brazilian and US researchers distinguishes between malignant and benign tumors and rules out false positive results.

August 5, 2019libn.com Executive Profile: Dr. Jacqueline Moline

Dr. Jacqueline Moline says it was a “tremendous relief” when the 9/11 victims’ compensation fund was signed into law so that the fund never run out of money.

August 2, 2019Post-Star Retired NYPD investigator reflects on 9/11 compensation fund signing

Over the past several months, in between chemotherapy appointments, Dennis Murphy would call senators and congressional representatives and drive to Washington and knock on their doors, calling for them to pass the compensation fund bill for victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

August 1, 2019WCBS New Wave Of 9/11 Illnesses Emerging

The signing of the bill renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund means financial support for those stricken with World Trade Center-related illnesses, and there are more of these patients every day.

July 30, 2019Signal Former NYPD cop with World Trade Center Cough emerges from surgery

A former NYPD cop who moved to Castaic with celebrity status for the rough-and-tumble crime-fighting legacy he left behind, emerged Monday from surgery meant to correct the ill effects of exposure to 9/11’s aftermath.

July 30, 2019Caller Not A Single Democrat Attended The 9/11 Bill Signing. Now They Claim They Weren’t Invited

Not a single Democratic member of Congress attended Monday’s ceremonial bill signing for 9/11 victim relief legislation, according to a senior White House official, and some lawmakers claim it’s because they were never invited.

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

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

July 29, 2019NY Times Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim He ‘Spent a Lot of Time’ With 9/11 Responders

The president repeated claims about his presence at ground zero during the signing ceremony for legislation to ensure health care funding for emergency workers who rushed to help.

July 29, 2019NY Daily News President Trump signs $10.2B 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund into law

It took nearly 18 years, but anyone sickened or dying from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, finally will have the backing of the federal government after President Trump signed the bill Monday to make 9/11 aid essentially permanent.

July 29, 2019Newsday Retired FDNY lieutenant: ‘I know that my family will be taken care of’

James Leonard spent the past several months agonizing with fear and doubt that the federal bureaucracy that had sworn never to forget his bravery would leave his family in the lurch, just when help was needed the most.

July 29, 2019Chief Relief for Ailing 9/11 Survivors, As Trump Approves VCF Extension Bill

In the biggest step toward assuring those infected with life-threatening illnesses due to exposure to deadly toxins in the aftermath of the World Trade Center’s destruction that they and their families will be financially covered, President Trump July 29 reauthorized funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund until 2092 after the U.S. Senate voted 97 to 2 for it six days earlier.

July 29, 2019CDN September 11th Victim Fund to End Award Reductions, Restore Previously Reduced Awards

President Donald Trump today signed into law H.R. 1327, The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) (VCF Permanent Authorization Act).

July 29, 2019White House Bill Announcement

On Monday, July 29, 2019, the President signed into law: H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which reauthorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through FY 2092.

July 29, 2019Washington Examiner Trump signs bill replenishing 9/11 fund through 2090

President Trump signed legislation Monday to replenish the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund until 2090, ensuring that first responders to the terror attacks will receive compensation for medical care costs and lost wages.

July 29, 2019DOJ September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to End Award Reductions and Restore Previously Reduced Awards Following the Permanent Authorization of the Fund

President Donald Trump today signed into law H.R. 1327, The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) (VCF Permanent Authorization Act).

July 29, 2019September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

On July 29, 2019, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1327, The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”).

July 29, 2019NY 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 27, 2019ABC 9/11 first responders to be honored in ‘world class event,’ New York City Mayor de Blasio’s office says

New York City is planning to honor the first responders of the September 11th terror attacks after Congress passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill this week.

July 26, 2019ABC President Trump to sign 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill on Monday

President Trump will sign the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill into law during a ceremony in the State Dining Room next Monday, the White House announced Friday.

July 26, 2019silive.com For 2nd straight day, a Staten Island 9/11 hero responder is laid to rest

Respect and tears silenced Pleasant Plains on a sunny Friday morning as family members, friends and police officers said their final goodbye to Det. Thomas Santoro, who lost his life to a 9/11-related illness on Sunday.

July 26, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 first responders and survivors deserve Canyon of Heroes parade in their honor, Maloney says

Mayor de Blasio should host a parade up the Canyon of Heroes to thank and honor 9/11 first responders and survivors, Congresswoman Carol…

July 26, 2019WCBS Mayor Embraces Maloney’s Proposal For Parade Honoring 9/11 Responders

New York City officials on Friday seemed to embrace a proposal to honor 9/11 first responders and survivors with a parade.

July 26, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Maloney Asks Mayor de Blasio for Canyon of Heroes Parade to Honor 9/11 Responders and Survivors

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), lead sponsor of the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, today sent Mayor de Blasio a formal request that he host a Canyon of Heroes parade to honor 9/11 responders and survivors.

July 25, 2019NCBI Increased pulmonary artery diameter is associated with reduced FEV1 in former World Trade Center workers

Occupational exposures at the WTC site after September 11, 2001 have been associated with several presumably inflammatory lower airway diseases.

July 24, 2019NY Post Trump to sign 9/11 victims fund bill Friday at White House

President Donald Trump will hold a bill-signing ceremony Friday for a new law guaranteeing financial support to 9/11 first responders and other victims of the terrorist attacks, sources said Wednesday.

July 23, 2019northjersey.com Compensation fund for 9/11 responders passes the Senate, goes to Trump to sign

The firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who risked their lives answering the call Sept. 11, 2001, finally got the rescue they’ve been demanding.

July 23, 2019WWSB Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

July 23, 2019PBS Why it’s so hard to predict how much funding 9/11 first responders need

The idea of getting cancer from searching through the rubble of Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks — and then standing guard over it for months — didn’t occur to Kevin Zweigbaum.

July 23, 2019Kirsten Gillibrand Standing With 9/11 First Responders, Survivors, Families And Jon Stewart, Gillibrand, Gardner, Schumer Announce Senate Passage Of Bipartisan ‘Never Forget The Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, And Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization Of The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act’

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) and Peter King (R-NY-2) today stood with 9/11 first responders, survivors, their families, and Jon Stewart to announce Senate passage of the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.

July 23, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Standing With 9/11 First Responders, Survivors, Families And Jon Stewart, Bill Sponsors Announce Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Never Forget The Heroes Act

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), standing with U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Congressman Peter King (R-NY-2) today stood with 9/11 first responders, survivors, their families, and Jon Stewart to announce Senate passage of the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.

July 23, 2019Spectrum Maloney Celebrates Passage of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney joined Errol Louis to talk about the passage of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund after years of advocacy for those who’ve become sick.

July 23, 2019UPR 9/11 First Responders On Tuesday’s Access Utah

USA Today reports, “The firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who risked their lives answering the call on Sept.11, 2001, may finally be getting the rescue they’ve been demanding

July 23, 2019NY Daily News Senate passes $10B 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, 97 to 2, only Rand Paul and Mike Lee voted against it

Congress can never do anything about the growing numbers of people still dying from 9/11, but the Senate voted Tuesday to ensure the words “Never Forget” will never be just a slogan for the cops, firefighters and everyone else who ran towards the twin towers after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

July 23, 2019NY 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, 2019NY 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 20, 2019USA Today 343 NYC firefighters died on 9/11. Since then, 200 have died from Ground Zero-related illnesses

The 200th New York City firefighter has died from ailments stemming from working at the toxic World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, according to city officials.

July 19, 2019Utah Public Radio 9/11 Responders Bristle At Utah Senator Mike Lee’s Moves On Compensation Bill

Senator Mike Lee made national headlines this week for his role in delaying a vote on compensation for 9/11 first responders.

July 19, 2019Salt Lake Tribune Bagley Cartoon: Flim-Flam

This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday, July 19, 2019.

July 18, 2019NY Daily News Senate Republicans Paul and Lee waver on opposition to 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

The two senators standing in the way of passing a new 9/11 bill backed down Thursday, agreeing to vote next week in return for having their own amendments considered.

July 18, 2019WLNY Senate To Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension Next Week

The United States Senate has agreed to vote next week on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

July 18, 2019Salt Lake Tribune Sen. Mike Lee strikes deal to get a final vote on 9/11 compensation bill

Sen. Mike Lee struck a deal Thursday to allow a vote on his amendment to tweak the legislation to extend the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a bill that he held up this week.

July 18, 2019KSL Firefighters Respond To Delayed 911 Compensation BIll

Utah Senator Mike Lee’s actions to delay the 9/11 victims compensation fund are not sitting well with a fire captain and a family who lost their father to cancer as a result of helping at ground zero.

July 18, 2019NY 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 18, 2019NY Daily News 200th FDNY member dies of 9/11-related illness

The terror attack that still haunts New York and the nation reached another sad milestone after the 200th member of the FDNY died from a 9/11-related illness, officials said Thursday.

July 18, 2019Newsday Rand Paul stymies Senate vote on 9/11 victim fund bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sought to have the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund passed by unanimous consent on the Senate floor Wednesday, but Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky blocked it over cost concerns.

July 18, 2019CNN Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill

Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders’ health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt.

July 17, 2019Cancer Network Study Explains the Uptick of Prostate Cancer in World Trade Center First Responders

Increased inflammation and immune response may partially explain the excess incidence of prostate cancer among first responders exposed to dust at the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to a study recently published in Molecular Cancer Research.

July 17, 2019NY Daily News Retired NYC firefighter dies of 9/11-related cancer

The city lost another firefighter to a 9/11 illness, officials said Tuesday — the 199th member of the FDNY to die of a Ground Zero-related sickness.

July 17, 2019Buffalo 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, 2019Fox Rand Paul nixes bid to fast-track extension to 9/11 victims compensation fund, citing national debt

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., derailed an attempt by Democrats on Wednesday to fast-track an extension to the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, citing the national debt.

July 17, 2019Salt Lake Tribune Robert Gehrke: Voters, please never forget Sen. Mike Lee stood in the way of funds for dying victims of 9/11

Why, exactly, would Sen. Mike Lee block legislation to cover the health care costs of first responders who rushed toward the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11?

July 17, 2019NY 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 17, 2019NY Daily News Rand Paul says 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund price tag too high, blocks Kirsten Gillibrand’s fast track request

Sen. Rand Paul is balking at the $10 billion price tag for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

July 17, 2019Washington Post 9/11 victims bill stalls as Republican senators seek conditions for funding

A Republican senator moved Wednesday to stall for the moment legislation providing compensation to 9/11 workers, sparking an emotional appeal on behalf of those sick and dying after responding to Ground Zero.

July 17, 2019Hill Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

July 17, 2019NY Post Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul are holding up 9/11 victims fund

A pair of penny-pinching Republican senators are gumming up the works on a bipartisan bill that would provide for 9/11 victims and their families, infuriating first responders who worked at Ground Zero.

July 15, 2019WCBS Senators Call For Immediate Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill

The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would replenish and make permanent the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund last week, but questions remain about the legislation’s fate in the Senate.

July 15, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Maloney, Schumer, Nadler, and NYC Advocates Celebrate House Passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act and Call on Senate to Pass Bill Quickly

Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 9/11 first responders and health and compensation advocates to celebrate the overwhelming House passage of H.R. 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.

July 15, 2019WNBC House Passes Act for 9/11 First Responders, But Future Still Uncertain for Victims

As she struggled to maintain her composure, Janet Remouns recalled the memories of her husband coming home each day “covered in white powder.”

July 13, 2019Fox Jon Stewart: House passes 9/11 victims compensation bill, but ‘none of us feel like the job is done’

The House of Representatives’ reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is an achievement but not the end of activists’ work, according to Jon Stewart.

July 13, 2019NY 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.

July 12, 2019Buffalo News First responders from WNY will benefit from aid to 9/11 victims

The House on Friday passed a bill that aims to keep aid flowing to thousands of people who still suffer from physical and psychic damage stemming from the terrorist attack that knocked down the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

July 12, 2019People Police Officer at Ground Zero Speaks Out After His ‘Shocking’ Breast Cancer Diagnosis: ‘People Are Dying’

Attorney Michael Barasch is representing 37 men with breast cancer that worked or went to school in the area of ground zero — and he believes there are many more cases

July 12, 2019Politico House Dems push for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler, Peter King and others are holding a press conference ahead of vote on the Never Forget The Heroes Act.

July 12, 2019Washington Post House votes to fund and extend 9/11 compensation fund for first responders

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Friday to add billions of dollars to a dwindling compensation fund for 9/11 workers, in legislation honoring a former New York City police detective who had beseeched Congress to take care of those sick or dying after laboring in toxic debris sites.

July 12, 2019NY Times House Votes to Extend 9/11 Fund for Lifetimes of First Responders

The House on Friday approved legislation to replenish a depleted federal fund to compensate emergency workers and others who became ill as a result of their work in the ruins of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, extending it for the lifetime of those who were at Sept. 11’s ground zero.

July 12, 2019NY Post House passes bill to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The House passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill to permanently fund cash payments for first responders, their families and others who were sickened at Ground Zero.

July 12, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Speaker Pelosi, Maloney, Nadler, King and Advocates Celebrate House Passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act

Group Calls on Senate and Leader McConnell to Pass Bill Quickly

July 12, 2019NY Daily News House votes 402-12 to pass 9/11 responders health bill as fallen cop’s brother pleads for action

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a $10 billion bill on Friday to renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, prompting deceased first responder Luis Alvarez’s brother to say he’s “looking down and saying ‘Let’s get this done.’”

July 11, 2019NY Post 9/11 health bill to cost $10.2B over next decade: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that legislation that would extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill would cost American taxpayers $10.2 billion over the next decade.

July 11, 2019People Her Husband Spent 9 Months Digging Through the Toxic Remains of the World Trade Center. She Won’t Let the World Forget

While enduring a litany of treatments as the cancer spread through his body, Ray Pfeifer cajoled lawmakers in New York and Washington, D.C., from his wheelchair to secure benefits for 9/11 responders

July 10, 2019silive.com House schedules full vote on bill funding 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090

Congress’ lower chamber will vote Friday on the bill that would help all those affected by 9/11.

July 10, 2019Ripon Advance Gardner, New York lawmakers push for newly named permanent 9/11 funding measure

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) this week joined a bipartisan, bicameral contingent of New York lawmakers to announce a name change for their existing bill to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) permanent.

July 10, 2019NY Daily News GOP Rep. Steube joined army because WTC terror attacks, but he’s clueless over 9/11 bill

Freshman Florida Rep. Greg Steube knows why he has a framed photo of Ground Zero hanging in his Washington office that spans the width of his couch.

July 9, 2019WPIX House expected to vote Friday to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Tuesday that the House will vote Friday on legislation to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

July 9, 2019WLNY Name Changed For Bill To Extend 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund

A name change has been made for the bill that would extend the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund in order to honor three heroes.

July 9, 2019Gazette – Colorado Springs, Colorado Gardner sponsors bill to pay health claims of 9/11 first responders

If Republican Senate leaders are aiming to make Republican Sen. Cory Gardner more appealing to Democrats, they have a pretty good strategy.

July 9, 2019CBS House to vote on 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund bill

The House will vote to renew the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Friday, after powerful testimony from first responders over the past month drew attention to the fund’s impending expiration date in 2020.

July 9, 2019WPIX House expected to vote Friday to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Tuesday that the House will vote Friday on legislation to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

July 9, 2019NY Post House scheduled to pass 9/11 health bill on Friday

The 9/11 first responders health bill will get a full House vote Friday – and is expected to pass overwhelmingly.

July 8, 2019WCBS Murphy Signs Legislation To Protect 9/11 First Responders

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed new legislation enhancing protections for first responders, including those who volunteered for 9/11 rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts at World Trade Center sites.

July 8, 2019northjersey.com New Jersey’s 9/11 first responders will get stronger protections under new laws

New Jersey’s first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks gained new protections Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a pair of bills into law.

July 8, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Sponsors of Bill to Fully Fund & Make Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Announce Name Change to Honor Heroes

Bill to be renamed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act

July 8, 2019NY Daily News We must finish hero’s mission

On Wednesday, we said our final farewell to NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, a true American hero.

July 8, 2019NY Daily News Det. Lou Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer added to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill name

James Zadroga, the NYPD detective who gave his name to the original 9/11 bill after dying from exposure to Ground Zero, is getting some partners.

July 5, 2019NY Daily News Mourners gather for the funeral of 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez

Police officers, family members and friends said their final goodbyes to 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez during his funeral service at the Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, Queens on July 3, 2019.

July 4, 2019NY Daily News Honoring a hero: With Luis Alvarez’s passing, Gov. Cuomo should sign bill granting unlimited sick time for 9/11 responders

New York said farewell Wednesday to a hero as retired NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez was laid to rest — the latest victim of World Trade Center-related illnesses.

July 3, 2019Newsday 9/11 responder Luis Alvarez mourned as brave advocate for Ground Zero workers

The former NYPD detective fought for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund while terminally ill.

July 3, 2019CNN September 11th Victim Aid and Compensation Fast Facts

Here is a look at the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

July 3, 2019NY Daily News Mourners pack Queens church to honor 9/11 first responder Det. Luis Alvarez, a Ground Zero hero killed by cancer

In the final hours of his shortened life, heroic 9/11 first responder Det. Luis Alvarez was in hospice care when he spoke of the colleagues poisoned alongside him in the toxins of Ground Zero.

July 3, 2019silive.com 9/11 survivors push for permanent VCF funding at town hall hosted by Rep. Rose

Former NYPD Det. Luis (Lou) Alvarez and his years of tireless service weren’t far from the minds of a crowd in Sea View Tuesday night.

July 3, 2019Chief 2 Port Authority Cops Die; One 9/11-Related

The Port Authority Police Department is mourning the loss of two officers who died from job-related health issues within several days of each other last month.

July 3, 2019NY Times Luis Alvarez, a Hero to Fellow 9/11 Responders, Is Laid to Rest

During Mr. Alvarez’s emotional plea before Congress, his frail appearance displayed the stark realities facing many ground zero emergency responders.

July 3, 2019ABC Luis Alvarez, 9/11 responder and advocate, mourned by family, NYPD at emotional funeral

Luis Alvarez, a former New York City police detective who worked at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks and fought for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, was remembered for his “tenacity and resilience” at a solemn and emotional funeral on Wednesday.

July 3, 2019WPIX Deaths from 9/11-related illnesses will soon pass those lost on day of attacks: report

Nearly 18 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, more than 2,000 people have died of an illness related to the attacks.

July 2, 2019KLST – Concho Valley, Texas Heroes of 9/11 still fighting

On September 11th, 2001, and the days following, New York first responders were praised and lauded as heroes as they saved lives during the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.

July 1, 2019Orlando Sentinel – Orlando, Florida Dear Sen. Rubio: Support 9/11 compensation fund

Just Americans. That’s how we viewed ourselves in the aftermath of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, embracing national unity, resolve, and tenacity.

July 1, 2019Chief Senate Leader Pledges Vote on VCF Renewal

A delegation of 9/11 first-responders June 25 convinced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to commit to bring the renewal of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to a vote before Congress’s August recess, according to two people who were present.

June 30, 2019NY 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 29, 2019CNN Lawmakers mourns loss of 9/11 responder Luis Alvarez

The death of 9/11 first responder and advocate Luis Alvarez on Saturday appeared to send the federal government a strong message.

June 29, 2019WPIX 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez dies weeks after testifying to Congress over victims fund

Luis Alvarez, a 9/11 first responder who recently testified before Congress about his 9/11-related medical issues, has died, his family confirmed Saturday morning.

June 29, 2019NPR NYPD Detective Who Testified For More 9/11 Compensation Dies After Battling Cancer

Luis Alvarez, a former New York City police detective who became a leading champion for extending health benefits to Sept. 11 first responders, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer he traced to the months he spent helping clean up the World Trade Center site.

June 29, 2019NY Times Luis Alvarez, Champion of 9/11 Responders, Dies at 53

Luis G. Alvarez, a former New York City detective who pleaded with Congress this month to extend health benefits to police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died on Saturday in a hospice in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

June 29, 2019NY Daily News Retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez dies after heroic battle with 9/11 related cancer

Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, who gave what remained of his life and even his badge to the cause of ailing 9/11 first responders, lost his fight against cancer linked to the 2001 terror attacks, his family announced Saturday.

June 28, 2019Tristate Sen. Young co-sponsors bill to reauthorize 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Indiana US Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) will co-sponsor the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546).

June 28, 2019NCBI Conducting a study to assess the long-term impacts of injury after 9/11: participation, recall, and description

The World Trade Center (WTC) attacks on September 11, 2001 (9/11) resulted in over 2700 fatalities and thousands injured.

June 27, 2019National September 11 Memorial Museum The Story Behind the 9/11 Memorial Glade Design

The World Trade Center (WTC) attacks on September 11, 2001 (9/11) resulted in over 2700 fatalities and thousands injured.

June 25, 2019Newsday 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 25, 2019Newsday NCPD’s 9/11 first responders urged to register for help

Nassau County Police Officer Kenneth Murray of Sayville spent weeks at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, unwittingly inhaling the toxins that have taken the lives of colleagues.

June 25, 2019NY Daily News Mitch McConnell finally pledges to put 9/11 victim benefits bill to a vote after meeting with first responders

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally caved to years of pressure and told a group of 9/11 heroes Tuesday that he will allow a vote on a bill that would permanently bankroll federal benefits for them and other survivors of the worst terror attack in American history.

June 25, 2019CBS 9/11 first responders say McConnell committed to holding vote

9/11 first responders met Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, who they say committed to holding a vote on fully funding the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

June 25, 2019Fox 9/11 responders speak to reporters after meeting with Mitch McConnell

First responders hold press conference following meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

June 25, 2019Washington Post McConnell tells first responders that the Senate is working to renew 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund by August

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told a group of first responders Tuesday that the chamber is working to pass a renewal of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund by August, a move that comes after McConnell was sharply criticized by comedian Jon Stewart over his handling of the measure.

June 25, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Maloney, Nadler, King Statement on Leader McConnell’s Promise to Hold Vote on Bill to Fully Fund & Extend 9/11 Fund

This is, quite simply, the right thing to do.

June 24, 2019Andrew Gounardes Unlimited Sick Leave for NYC 9/11 Responders Passes Legislature

Unlimited sick leave for NYC workers who were 9/11 First Responders, S.5890, passed the legislature in the final day of the session.

June 24, 2019Democrat & Chronicle Public employees may soon be eligible to receive 9/11 retirement benefits

Public employees in New York suffering from 9/11-related illnesses may soon be eligible to receive disability retirement benefits.

June 24, 2019Newsmax 9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers.

June 24, 2019silive.com Max Rose to hold town hall on 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/South Brooklyn) will hold a town hall next week to update Staten Islanders about efforts to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) and it will include representatives from the VCF and the World Trade Center Health Program to provide information about the programs.

June 24, 2019CBS Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders after blistering Capitol Hill testimony

After previously claiming former Daily Show host Jon Stewart was “all bent out of shape” about the need to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to be changing his tune.

June 24, 2019C-SPAN Michael McAuliffe on September 11 Victims Compensation Fund

Michael McAuliffe talked about the fiscal state of the fund that compensates victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

June 24, 2019United Federation of Teachers Restore the 9/11 fund

The calamity that was Sept. 11 has receded in memory for many people who were not directly affected by the terrorist attacks.

June 23, 2019NY Daily News Push for passage of Victim Compensation Fund extension in full press this week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting Tuesday with 9/11 first responders who’ve been pushing him to move aggressively to pass a new funding bill to care for Sept. 11 heroes and survivors, even as yet another of them lies dying.

June 23, 2019NY Post Trump: ‘We’ll see what happens’ with 9/11 victims fund

President Trump said he was “impressed” with Jon Stewart’s emotional testimony about continuing health care for 9/11 responders before a House panel but sidestepped a question whether he would direct Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to ensure passage of the bill in his chamber.

June 22, 2019Washington Examiner Alabama Republican: Jon Stewart was ‘just showboating’ on 9/11 responders

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., accused Jon Stewart of “showboating” during a recent congressional hearing to reauthorize a fund that covers the medical bills of 9/11 responders.

June 21, 2019CBS 9/11 first responders fighting for victims

Former U.S. Marine and New York City police detective Luis Alvarez says there is nothing else doctors can do to fight his cancer.

June 21, 2019People Meet the Politician Who Wears a Firefighter’s Jacket Everywhere to Push for More Money for 9/11 First Responders

“This jacket speaks louder and more eloquently than any speech that can be given on the floor”

June 21, 2019NY Daily News Lawmakers pass bill providing unlimited sick leave for city workers with 9/11 illnesses in spite of de Blasio pushback

City workers with illnesses linked to Sept.11 could soon see their right to unlimited sick leave enshrined into law.

June 21, 2019WCBS The 9/11 victim compensation bill special interests aren’t interested in

A retired NYPD detective, who testified during an emotional Capitol Hill hearing about reauthorizing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund last week, is refusing to give up the fight even though his health has taken a turn for the worse.

June 21, 2019Center for Responsive Politics The 9/11 victim compensation bill special interests aren’t interested in

He isn’t a registered lobbyist, but comedian Jon Stewart may have already made a bigger impact this year than most influencers in Washington.

June 20, 2019Insider NJ Scutari, Lagana Bill to Aid 9/11 First Responders Clears Senate

Legislation sponsored by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari and Senator Joseph Lagana, which would provide accidental disability retirement allowance for a permanent or total disability for 9/11 first responders, passed the Senate today.

June 20, 2019NCBI Prostate Cancer in World Trade Center Responders Demonstrates Evidence of an Inflammatory Cascade

An excess incidence of prostate cancer has been identified among World Trade Center (WTC) responders.

June 20, 2019Newsday Former NYPD cop in hospice; testified to Congress at 9/11 victim fund hearing

A retired NYPD detective who joined comedian/activist Jon Stewart last week to plead with Congress to extend the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, is now in the care of a Rockville Centre hospice.

June 20, 2019Fox Hero 9/11 first responder makes emotional plea in his ‘final interview’ from hospice care

Hero 9/11 first responder and retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez gave his last-ever interview on “Shepard Smith Reporting” Thursday, to plead with federal lawmakers to replenish the 9/11 victims fund.

June 20, 2019docwire 9/11 World Trade Center Responders have Higher Rates of Prostate Cancer

Recent research has found that emergency responders for the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks are more likely to have prostate cancer and unique genetic expression.

June 20, 2019Vox The battle over extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, explained

This isn’t the first time Jon Stewart has had to speak up for funding for 9/11 first responders.

June 19, 2019WWLP – Springfield, Massachusetts 9/11 first responders still facing health issues from toxic dust

It’s been nearly 18-years since the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2001.

June 19, 2019Fox 9/11 first responder who testified with Jon Stewart now in hospice: ‘I’m resting and I’m at peace’

The 9/11 first responder whose moving testimony before a House subcommittee last week said he is now in hospice care.

June 19, 2019NY Daily News Retired NYPD detective who testified to Congress about extending 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund now in hospice care

A cancer-stricken retired NYPD detective who implored Congress to extend a federal fund for those sickened at Ground Zero has landed in hospice care.

June 18, 2019WNCN – Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina Local retired police officers, survivors looking for 9/11 related compensation for their families

Local retired police officers, who responded to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, are asking for help for their families’ future.

June 18, 2019NY Post Rick Scott becomes latest senator to support 9/11 victim fund

Sen. Rick Scott, the former Florida governor, is the latest lawmaker to co-sponsor the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill, The Post has learned.

June 18, 2019NCBI Lessons in Post-Disaster Self-Care From 9/11 Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians

The objective of this study was to explore preferred self-care practices among paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack (9/11) in New York City (New York USA).

June 18, 2019CNN Cuomo blasts McConnell: His priorities are bent out of shape

CNN’s Chris Cuomo chastises Congress and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for playing politics over funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders, saying they have repeatedly needed to be shamed into doing the right thing.

June 18, 2019USA Today It shouldn’t take Jon Stewart to rescue 9/11 first responders

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

June 17, 2019NY Post Stewart dares McConnell to meet 9/11 first responders

Jon Stewart fired back at Sen. Mitch McConnell Monday, explaining why he’s so “bent out of shape” over securing health care for 9/11 responders — and challenging the Senate majority leader to meet with the ailing heroes on Tuesday.

June 17, 2019NCBI Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and sleep in the daily lives of World Trade Center responders

Sleep disturbances are common in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can have major impacts on workplace performance and functioning.

June 17, 2019NY Daily News Jon Stewart admits he’s ‘bent out of shape’ about 9/11 victims bill, says Senate leader McConnell needs to act on measure

Comedian Jon Stewart took umbrage Monday at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s complaint that he’s “bent out of shape” over Congressional inaction on a plan to establish a permanent compensation program for ailing 9/11 victims and first responders.

June 17, 2019salon Mitch McConnell claps back at Jon Stewart: “I don’t know why he’s all bent out of shape”

“The back and forth about this issue is solid evidence that something needs to get done,” Lee London tells Salon

June 17, 2019facebook The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Mitch McConnell says Jon Stewart is ‘bent out of shape’ for asking Congress to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

June 17, 2019NBC Mitch McConnell isn’t sure why Jon Stewart is ‘all bent out of shape’ over 9/11 funds

Stewart says the 9/11 responders are “suffering and dying and in terrible need. You’d think that’d be enough to get Congress’s attention.”

June 17, 2019Daily Beast Jon Stewart Shames Mitch McConnell for Failing 9/11 First Responders on ‘Fox News Sunday’

TV personality and fierce advocate for 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart is a special ‘Fox News Sunday’ Power Player of the Week.

June 16, 2019Washington Examiner Jon Stewart: McConnell has ‘never’ dealt with 9/11 responders compassionately

Comedian Jon Stewart criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Sunday, saying the Republican lawmaker has never dealt with the issue of compensating 9/11 emergency responders compassionately.

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

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, 2019KWTV – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Local Firefighter Weighs In On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill

Last week, a congressional committee voted to renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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

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, 2019Huffington Post Jon Stewart Shreds ‘White Whale’ Mitch McConnell Over 9/11 Bill Response

“I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with compassionately by Senator McConnell,” Stewart said on “Fox News Sunday.”

June 16, 2019Hill Jon Stewart slams McConnell over 9/11 victim fund

Comedian Jon Stewart went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday as he continued to push for 9/11 first responders funding, arguing that for years McConnell has used it as a bargaining chip before votes.

June 16, 2019Fox Jon Stewart blames McConnell for issues passing 9/11 compensation bills

Jon Stewart ripped Mitch McConnell on Sunday, saying the Senate Majority Leader has never acted with compassion when it comes to securing health-care funding for 9/11 first-responders.

June 16, 2019NY Post Jon Stewart rips McConnell over no compassion for 9/11 responders

Jon Stewart ripped Mitch McConnell on Sunday, saying the Senate Majority Leader has never acted with compassion when it comes to securing health-care funding for 9/11 first-responders.

June 15, 2019WHAM Families and servicemembers of 9/11 urge lawmakers to extend the 9/11 fund

Cheryl Fuller is picking up the fight her husband started before passing away from pancreatic cancer in September of 2018.

June 14, 2019WLNY Queens Street Renamed For 9/11 Hero FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora

A ceremony was held Friday to rename an intersection in Queens for a longtime fire chief who led rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

June 14, 2019Newsweek The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Must Be Made Permanent—It’s the Least We Can Do

On May 14, Candidus Henry died from glioblastoma, a rare brain cancer.

June 14, 2019National September 11 Memorial Museum Why Jon Stewart Fights for Those Sick and Dying From 9/11-Related Illnesses

In a recent congressional hearing, Jon Stewart displayed passionate conviction for the men and women sickened by exposure to Ground Zero toxins.

June 14, 2019WTHR – Indianapolis, Indiana Local 9/11 first responders are counting on Congress to continue the Victim’s Assistance Fund

While congress considers additional funding for 9/11 Victim’s Assistance fund, Hoosiers are watching closely.

June 14, 2019Chief For Son Whose Mom Was Post-9/11 Casualty, Victims Fund Paid Tuition

When Paul DiGiacomo, vice president of the Detective’s Endowment Association, lobbies for renewal of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, he has a painful well of first-hand experience to draw from.

June 14, 2019Idaho 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 14, 2019New York Health Care for 9/11 Victims Is Expensive, But Islamophobia Is Free

Comedian and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday.

June 13, 2019CNN Why Jon Stewart fights for the 9/11 heroes

In a recent congressional hearing, Jon Stewart displayed passionate conviction for the men and women sickened by exposure to Ground Zero toxins. His testimony has resonated around the country.

June 13, 2019NY 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 13, 2019Washington Post Carolyn Maloney’s jacket stands out during the 9/11 victims fund fight.

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart made headlines Tuesday for his impassioned plea for Congress to pass a bill that would extend funding for 9/11 victims and their families.

June 12, 2019PBS Compensation for 9/11 first responders is running out. Will Congress act?

It’s been nearly two decades since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and many first responders continue to suffer dire health consequences from exposure to hazardous materials at the disaster sites.

June 12, 2019Senate Democrats Schumer Pleads With Sen. McConnell To Commit To Hold Stand-Alone Vote On 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund Fix Legislation Immediately After It Passes The Full House

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today pleaded with Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to commit to bringing up legislation to fix the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund for a vote in the United States Senate as a stand-alone bill the week after it passes the full House.

June 12, 2019Chief WTC Health Program Director: Half Of 9/11 Firefighters Have Lung Issues

According to a leading World Trade Center medical expert, there could be as many as 20,000 more cancers as a consequence of exposures to the contaminants that were released by the collapse of the Twin Towers and fires that burned for months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

June 12, 2019New York A History of the Long Fight to Secure Funding for 9/11 First Responders

On Tuesday, former Daily Show host and frequent advocate for 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart appeared before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, encouraging representatives to vote on Wednesday to re-up the funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

June 12, 2019WLNY Committee Passes Bill To Extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Heads To House

The heroes and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks are one step closer to getting life-long medical support.

June 12, 2019Washington Post After emotional testimony from 9/11 responders, House panel votes to replenish victims fund

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in support of a bill that would give fresh money to a compensation fund for those who are sick or dying from illnesses linked to their work amid the toxic debris at 9/11 attack sites.

June 12, 2019National September 11 Memorial Museum Artifacts from NYC Dept. of Sanitation Supervisor Tell the Story of Ongoing 9/11-related Health Effects

Native New Yorker and NYC Department of Sanitation supervisor Joseph D’Aleo was at an appointment near the World Trade Center when he witnessed hijacked Flight 11 hit the North Tower.

June 12, 2019NY Times How Jon Stewart Became a Fierce Advocate for 9/11 Responders

“You should be ashamed of yourselves,” the former “Daily Show” host told lawmakers on Capitol Hill for not funding health care for emergency personnel.

June 12, 2019NY Post House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming

The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday.

June 12, 2019Crains NY De Blasio, 200 leaders urge Congress to fund compensation for 9/11 responders

Mayor Bill de Blasio organized 200 bipartisan leaders from governments across the country Tuesday in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to permanently and fully endow the Victim Compensation Fund for 9/11 first responders.

June 12, 2019WBBH This is why Jon Stewart is so mad about 9/11 funding

What brought comedian and activist Jon Stewart to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to shame Congress is the fact that while new victims of 9/11 are identified every day, the fund set up to help them is about out of money.

June 12, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund clears committee, headed for full House vote

Congress took the first step Wednesday to finally remedy its slow-motion response to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, passing a bill out of committee that would permanently fund compensation for ailing survivors and first responders.

June 12, 2019Newsweek Why Won’t Congress Fund the 9/11 First Responders Bill?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he was unaware that there was legislation in play to permanently renew the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and that he had dealt with the issue in a compassionate way in the past.

June 12, 2019Northwell Health WTC health expert: The need to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Written testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties United States House of Representatives

June 11, 2019NY Post Tears, anger at congressional hearing seeking extension of victim fund for 9/11 responders

Sick first responders to the 9/11 attacks gave emotional testimony to Congress on Tuesday, demanding lawmakers extend a compensation fund for those ailing and dying of diseases linked to toxic debris at the disaster sites.

June 11, 2019Washington 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 11, 2019Newsweek Alyssa Milano And More Celebs Support Jon Stewart For Slamming Lawmakers Over 9/11 Fund

​Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress for failing to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund, which was set up after the 9/11 attacks, never runs out of money on Tuesday.

June 11, 2019Newsday Stewart lashes out at Congress as extension urged for 9/11 victims fund

​Former talk show host Jon Stewart lashed out at Congress Tuesday as ailing first responders pleaded for a permanent extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, whose dwindling resources have led to award cuts of up to 70 percent.

June 11, 2019NPR Jon Stewart Blasts Lawmakers In Hearing For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund

​Comedian Jon Stewart slammed representatives on Tuesday at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, saying it was “shameful” that more of them did not attend.

June 11, 2019CNN 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 11, 2019Times Herald-Record 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.

June 11, 2019NY Daily News What 9/11 heroes deserve

​What can bring together a Republican from farm country and a Democrat from midtown Manhattan?

June 11, 2019NY Daily News Cancer-stricken NYPD bomb squad detective to testify before Congress for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund renewal

​The way some people have “love” and “hate” tattooed across their knuckles, Luis Alvarez has the NYPD radio code for a suspicious package — 10-44 — etched on his fists from his days on the bomb squad.

June 11, 2019NY Daily News Comedian Jon Stewart tears up on Capitol Hill after first responders thank him for his advocacy of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund renewal bill

​Jon Stewart never sought thanks for coming to Washington again and again to fight for passage of 9/11 legislation.

June 11, 2019Washington Post ‘You should be ashamed of yourselves’: Watch Jon Stewart tear into Congress over 9/11 victims fund

​Comedian Jon Stewart took members of Congress to task on Tuesday, blasting part of the House Judiciary Committee for its low attendance at a hearing about reauthorizing funding for people with diseases linked to the 9/11 crash sites.

June 11, 2019NY Post Jon Stewart shames lawmakers for not showing up to 9/11 victims fund hearing

​Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart shamed ​members of a House panel Tuesday when only five lawmakers were seated in the rostrum to hear survivors of the Sept. 11 terror attacks testify about the need to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

June 11, 2019LA Times Jon Stewart just reminded us how outrage is supposed to work

Jon Stewart returned to TV today just as we left him: sitting behind a desk, anxiously clicking his pen as he carefully crafted an argument and called for justice.

June 11, 2019ABC Jon Stewart demands Congress support 9/11 compensation fund

The fund for the 9/11 responders who were sickened by the toxic debris is running out of money and future payouts are set to be cut by as much as 70%.

June 11, 2019Fox Jon Stewart blasts Congress over 9/11 funding hearing: ‘Drove me nuts’ there were empty seats

Jon Stewart called on lawmakers to back up their words with actions on the 9/11 victims’ compensation fund and help American heroes who are still suffering today.

June 11, 2019CNN Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund.

June 11, 2019USA Today Jon Stewart, first responders, give emotional testimony before Congress on 9/11 victim fund

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart gave emotional testimony before a House panel on Tuesday as he called on Congress to reauthorize a fund that compensates victims of 9/11 and their families.

June 11, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Maloney Statement After Congressional Hearing on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Today’s hearing and the testimony we heard all boils down to one point; 9/11 first responders and survivors were there for us then.

June 11, 2019CBS Jon Stewart lashes out at hearing on 9/11 responders bill: “You should be ashamed of yourselves”

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart’s demeanor on Capitol Hill Tuesday was vastly different from the one his fans were accustomed to seeing on Comedy Central.

June 10, 2019NY Daily News State lawmakers want unlimited sick leave for city workers with 9/11 illnesses despite de Blasio

New York State legislators want to give unlimited sick leave to city employees with illnesses linked to Ground Zero, taking the power away from Mayor de Blasio, who is doling out the much-needed help on a piecemeal basis through the city’s unions.

June 9, 2019SBG New York congressmembers and FDNY make announcement on 9/11 victim’s fund

New York Congressional delegation, including Jerry Nadler, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with representatives of the FDNY Firefighters association will give a “major” announcement about the 9/11 victim compensation fund Sunday.

June 9, 2019News 12 LI Rep. King: ‘Absolutely essential’ that victims’ fund for 9/11 toxins is passed

Congressional leaders and FDNY firefighters gathered for a rally in Manhattan Sunday to help first responders who are dealing with 9/11-related illnesses and cancers.

June 9, 2019NY Daily News Officials urge passage of 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension: ‘Time for America to respond to the call’

Their heroism on 9/11 should not be forgotten.

June 9, 2019WUSA ‘You said ‘never forget,’ and 20 years later, it feels like it’s being forgotten.’ | 9/11 first responders call on Congress to act

Many are still suffering from serious illnesses nearly 18 years after the 9/11 attacks.

June 9, 2019amNY 9/11 health claims should be fully funded, first responders and politicians say

Firefighters and congressional representatives rallied at Ground Zero on Sunday in support of legislation to fully fund health claims.

June 9, 2019WLNY Congress Says It Is Working Hard To Extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Indefinitely

Lawmakers On Both Sides Of The Aisle Say It’s Time For Those Suffering To Have The Help They Need For As Long As They Need It

June 9, 2019NY Post AOC rallies for 9/11 compensation fund, Congress expected to back bill

The 9/11 victims compensation fund is expected to get crucial funding to help extend it for years when it finally hits Congress next week, it was announced at a Ground Zero rally on Sunday.

June 8, 2019Washington Post 9/11 Memorial Glade: A monument to responders, survivors who paid for the attacks with their health

When the twin towers crumbled on Sept. 11, 2001, emergency personnel swarmed Ground Zero.

June 7, 2019NJ.com N.J. first responders who volunteered at Ground Zero could get accidental disability pensions

Bill Ricci wasn’t on duty when he and 87 other firefighters from the Clifton Fire Department took buses to and from Ground Zero to assist with rescue and recovery efforts in the days and weeks after 9/11, he told state lawmakers Thursday.

June 3, 2019NY Daily News Cops distinguished by valor, those who died from 9/ll-related cancer, to be honored by NYPD

Forty-seven cops who died of cancer linked to their work at Ground Zero and the Staten Island landfill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and three cops who survived a shooting that claimed the life of a sergeant, will be honored at the NYPD’s annual Medal Day ceremony on Tuesday.

June 3, 2019Chief Council WTC Bill Would Notify DOE Staff, Pupils

Under legislation drafted by the City Council, the de Blasio administration would have to report on its efforts to notify school staff and the students who attended dozens of public schools during the 2001-02 school year that were not far from the World Trade Center site about programs available for people at risk for contracting a WTC-related disease or cancer.

June 2, 2019Salon What is the cost of lies?: A billboard for HBO’s “Chernobyl” brings 9/11’s toxic aftermath to mind

The government’s false claim that the “air is safe to breath” has a price even beyond the thousands of sick & dying

June 1, 2019WLNY Staten Island Street Renamed To Honor 9/11 Hero

A Staten Island street has been renamed after a decorated fallen member of the NYPD.

June 1, 2019Al Jazeera Memorial tribute: Horrors of 9/11 still linger

In the park where the Twin Towers once stood, a new memorial highlights the lingering impact of the September 11 attacks.

May 31, 2019Tribeca Trib 9/11 Memorial Glade Opens, Honoring Victims in Tragedy’s Wake

For the tens of thousands of visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza this summer and beyond, the 9/11 Memorial Glade will seem to have always been there.

May 31, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 Memorial Glade honors Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers

Rescue and recovery workers who contracted illnesses, and the survivors of those who were sickened and died from exposure to the thick, heavy dust during the cleanup after the World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, are honored with the Memorial Glade at the 9/11 Memorial, an 8-acre grassy area with six large stone slabs inlaid with World Trade Center steel from the fallen towers, that was dedicated on May 30, 2019, in lower Manhattan.

May 31, 2019NCBI Shortened leukocyte telomere length is associated with reduced pulmonary function and greater subsequent decline in function in a sample of World Trade Center responders

The objective of this study was to examine whether shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is associated with more rapid pulmonary function decline in a longitudinal study of World Trade Center (WTC) responders.

May 31, 2019Fox 9/11 Memorial Glade honors rescue, recovery workers affected by toxin exposure

The 9/11 Memorial on the Lower East Side of Manhattan unveiled a shrine on Thursday to honor thousands of first responders who are suffering from chronic illnesses or have died from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero.

May 30, 2019NCBI Air Pollution/Irritants, Asthma Control, and Health-Related Quality of Life among 9/11-Exposed Individuals with Asthma

Asthma control is suboptimal among World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) enrollees.

May 30, 2019silive.com New memorial area dedicated at World Trade Center site

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a new memorial glade at the World Trade Center site “helps us fulfill our duty” to those who were sickened or died after responding to the Sept. 11 attacks.

May 30, 2019amNY 9/11 Memorial Glade dedicated to rescue workers sickened at Ground Zero

The Glade features six stone monoliths inlaid with steel recovered from the World Trade Center site.

May 30, 2019Broadsheet ‘To Make the Wounded Whole…’

City Council member Margaret Chin is mobilizing local support for an effort at the federal level to restore funding and make permanent the Victim Compensation Fund, which offers financial awards to responders and survivors of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

May 30, 2019NY Times Unsung 9/11 Heroes Finally Get Their Own Memorial

The Memorial Glade acknowledges those whose illnesses and deaths have come years after the towers collapsed.

May 30, 2019WABC New 9/11 Memorial Glade opens Thursday; honors those sickened by Ground Zero toxins

Officials were setting up early in the morning ahead of Thursday’s dedication of a new 9/11 memorial honoring the hundreds of thousands who are sick or have died due to breathing in toxins from Ground Zero after the 2001 terrorist attack.

May 30, 2019WPIX 9/11 Memorial Glade dedicated to those sickened at Ground Zero

A new addition to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum was dedicated Thursday to all who are suffering or have died from exposure to toxins in the aftermath of 9/11.

May 30, 2019US News New Memorial Area Dedicated at World Trade Center Site

Family members of World Trade Center recovery workers who died after digging through its smoldering ruins took part in dedication ceremony Thursday for a new section of the Sept. 11 memorial.

May 29, 2019NY 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 29, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 Memorial Finally Pays Tribute to Responders Sickened by the Toxic Air at Ground Zero

The dedication is fittingly the anniversary of the recovery’s end: May 30.

May 29, 2019NJ Spotlight Changing Rules to Cover NJ First Responders Who Volunteered on 9/11

Many weren’t acting in the line of duty, but volunteer first responders at the World Trade Center site are now seriously ill and ‘accidental disability’ would ensure their health coverage

May 29, 2019silive.com City officials urge feds to extend funding for 9/11 victims’ fund

A group of New Yorkers made it clear Wednesday that New York is behind federal legislation that would guarantee victims of 9/11 get the help they need.

May 29, 2019NY 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 29, 2019NY Daily News Seventeen years later, the toll is mounting: One post-9/11 volunteer calls on Congress to re-up and fully fund the Victim Compensation Fund

“You will feel a pinch,” said the nurse, as he guided the catheter into a raised vein on my left wrist.

May 29, 2019NJ Spotlight Changing Rules to Cover NJ First Responders Who Volunteered on 9/11

Many weren’t acting in the line of duty, but volunteer first responders at the World Trade Center site are now seriously ill and ‘accidental disability’ would ensure their health coverage.

May 29, 2019WPIX Politicians and unions rally for reauthorization of the 9/11 fund

In the days and weeks following September 11, 2001, an estimated 400,000 people were in lower Manhattan breathing in the deadly dust and debris.

May 29, 2019amNY Officials demand permanent funding for 9/11 victims compensation to stem ‘escalating crisis’

Without permanent funding, more than 90,000 9/11 first responders and survivors across the country will be left without financial assistance, according to officials.

May 27, 2019WPIX Some NJ firefighters who volunteered in days following 9/11 are not getting pensions

There’s a small group of North Jersey firefighters who volunteered in Lower Manhattan in the days that follow 9/11 who are starting to get sick — and forced to retire early.

May 24, 2019Chief Push for VCF Extension Moves Slowly Forward

Even as relations between the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and President Trump continue to deteriorate, advocates for re-authorizing the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund report that they are making bipartisan progress on funding the program, which is set to expire without legislative action of Dec. 31, 2020.

May 23, 2019NY Daily News Holdout Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw — who once snubbed 9/11 survivor — signs on to Victim Compensation Fund renewal

The Texas Congressman who sparred with 9/11 responders over his lack of support for a bill to help survivors and victims of the 2001 attacks is signing on to the legislation.

May 23, 2019NCBI Genetic Variants Associated with FDNY WTC-Related Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology.

May 23, 2019northjersey.com Firefighter who was sickened at Ground Zero after 9/11 can keep Clifton job — for a few weeks

Clifton Fire Lt. William Ricci, a decorated firefighter and former Ground Zero volunteer, says he didn’t want much: just a few more weeks of pay before he was forced to retire.

May 23, 2019silive.com Rep. Max Rose secures support for 9/11 victims’ fund, guarantees House vote

A bill ensuring that all victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — including first responders with 9/11-related illness — receive compensation in the form of federal funds is one step closer to becoming law.

May 23, 2019NY Daily News Let’s Remember 9/11 Responders Who Suffer – And Fix 9/11 Compensation Fund Now

The time for waiting is done.

May 22, 2019EMS World N.Y. EMS Providers Honored Posthumously for 9/11 Response

A doctor and a medical supplies salesman, both Long Islanders, were honored posthumously for their 9/11 service during an Albany ceremony that unveiled their names Tuesday on the Tree of Life EMS Memorial.

May 22, 2019NJ 101.5 NJ DENIES FULL BENEFITS TO PAID FIREFIGHTERS WHO VOLUNTEERED ON 9/11

Bill Ricci, until recently a lieutenant in the Clifton Fire Department, said his career was ended by sarcoidosis that he contracted after volunteering his time off at Ground Zero in the days after 9/11.

May 22, 2019WCBS Advocates In Washington To Push For New Funding For 9/11 Fund

With the seven billion dollar 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund running dry, advocates are back in Washington Wednesday trying to convince Congress to pony up more money.

May 22, 2019Townhall Holdout Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw — who once snubbed 9/11 survivor — signs on to Victim Compensation Fund renewal

The Texas Congressman who sparred with 9/11 responders over his lack of support for a bill to help survivors and victims of the 2001 attacks is signing on to the legislation.

May 21, 2019Healio High-intensity dust exposure linked to airway abnormalities in World Trade Center firefighters

In firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11, high-intensity dust exposure and early symptoms were associated with an increased likelihood of evidence of emphysema, bronchial wall thickening and air trapping on CT scan, according to data presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

May 19, 2019NY Post 9/11 fund shrivels up as first responder cancer cases continue to grow

New Yorkers who survived 9/11 are experiencing a massive surge in aggressive brain cancers as dollars for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund continue to dry up — leaving them wondering in their final days who will support their families once they’re gone.

May 18, 2019silive.com Never Forget the Heroes Act a must for 9/11 responders

Sometimes people want what they don’t need.

May 18, 2019nj.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, 2019NY 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, 2019Kirsten Gillibrand Gillibrand, Grassley Bill To Help First Responders And Their Families Access Benefits They Earned Unanimously Passes Senate

The Bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act Would Allow First Responders and Their Families To Receive the Benefits They Deserve

May 17, 2019AJC – Atlanta, Georgia FBI names Atlanta office after special agent who died of 9/11 illness

A man died because he loved people.

May 17, 2019WRBG 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, 2019Newsday 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 17, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund renewal bill clears major hurdle with backing by GOP congressman

The bill to renew the cash-strapped 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is getting a major boost, with the backing of the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.

May 16, 2019NCBI Post-9/11 Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms among World Trade Center-Exposed Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Workers

Peripheral neuropathy can result from numerous conditions including metabolic disorders, inflammatory disease, or exposure to environmental or biological toxins.

May 14, 2019WTVT – Tampa. Florida Tampa firefighter featured on MetroCard commemorating post-9/11 search and rescue efforts

If you ride New York’s subway in May, you may see one of Tampa’s own on your MetroCard.

May 13, 2019NCBI Abnormalities on Chest Computed Tomography and Lung Function Following an Intense Dust Exposure: A 17-Year Longitudinal Study

Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) firefighters experienced intense dust exposure working at the World Trade Center (WTC) site on and after 11/9/2001 (9/11).

May 12, 2019SF Chronicle Commemorative MetroCards honor ground zero workers

The workers who spent their time helping with recovery efforts at ground zero are being commemorated on special-issue transit system MetroCards.

May 12, 2019NY Times MetroCards to Show Vivid Reminder of Ground Zero: Recovery Workers After 9/11 Attacks

Starting on Wednesday, 250,000 of the limited-edition MetroCards will be available largely in stations near the World Trade Center.

May 12, 2019NY Daily News Shortfall in 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund leaves some responder families with nothing

Steep cuts in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are turning out to be much worse than the 50% forecast earlier this year — in real life, some people are getting nothing.

May 12, 2019NY Daily News New MetroCards pay homage to heroes of Ground Zero recovery efforts before opening of the 9/11 Memorial Glade

Eighteen years later, Mike Nugent can’t forget how a week-long stint at Ground Zero shaped his life.

May 10, 2019WCBS 9/11 Victims Fund Dwindles As More People File For Help

A new report shows the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is being drained and is desperately in need of a cash infusion.

May 10, 2019Urban CNY Governor Cuomo Recognizes 63 Fallen Police Officers Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Service to Their Communities

Officers’ Names Added to New York State’s Police Officers’ Memorial

May 10, 2019am NY NYPD ceremony to honor officers who died of Sept. 11-related illnesses

The new names represent the largest addition to the Sept. 11-section of the police memorial in recent years.

May 10, 2019ABC NYPD officers who died of 9/11-related illnesses in recent years added to memorial

Nearly 18 years after 23 New York Police Department officers died in the collapse of the World Trade Center, 9/11 remains the single biggest killer of officers in the nation’s largest police force.

May 10, 2019NY Daily News More people qualify for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, but the money’s running out

The number of people eligible for help under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is surging, even as the fund is running low on money, according to data released Friday.

May 10, 2019WABC NYPD Commissioner O’Neill calls for increased funding for 9/11 victims, first responders

There is new information on the number of police officers who have died from 9/11-related illnesses.

May 10, 2019ABC 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.

May 9, 2019NCBI Comparing life satisfaction and functioning 15 years after September 11, 2001 among survivors with and without injuries: a mixed-method study

This study compares life satisfaction and limited activity days among 9/11 survivors with and without physical injuries using quantitative and qualitative approaches.

May 9, 20199/11 Memorial & Museum 9/11 Memorial Will Host Memorial Glade Dedication and May 30th Commemoration Ceremonies

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host commemorative activities in recognition of the 17th anniversary of the end of the historic rescue, recovery and relief efforts at Ground Zero.

May 8, 2019Spectrum A New 9/11 Memorial Takes Shape Near the World Trade Center

Behind chain-link fences, just steps from the World Trade Center reflecting pools, teams of workers assemble a new memorial.

May 7, 2019NCBI Molecular Study of Thyroid Cancer in World Trade Center Responders

Thyroid cancer incidence is higher in World Trade Center (WTC) responders compared with the general population.

May 7, 2019Hill Dem lawmaker wears firefighter jacket at Met Gala to tout support for 9/11 bill

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) wore a firefighter jacket to the Met Gala on Monday night in a bid to bring more attention to legislation that would fully compensate the victims of the 9/11 attack and their families.

May 6, 2019WJLA ABC7 Salutes: Honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty

A special ceremony was held Monday to remember Washington-area law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

May 6, 2019Page Six Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney wears official FDNY jacket to Met Gala 2019

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is ready to turn up the heat on the Met Ball red carpet.

May 4, 2019northjersey.com NYPD Officer Patrick McGovern of Pearl River dies after 9/11 illness

New York City Police Officer Patrick Thomas McGovern died Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer tied to his service as a first responder in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

May 2, 2019WPIX 9/11-related cancer increases as 9/11 health funds run low

Several 9/11 first responders visited Capitol Hill last week to urge Senators to sponsor the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, which a majority of House of Representatives members are already co-sponsors.

May 2, 2019Statesman SBU researchers find possible link between PTSD in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration

A team of researchers at Stony Brook University conducted a pilot study that suggests there may be a link between chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration, leading to diseases like Alzheimer’s.

May 1, 2019CBS NY Ailing 9/11 Firefighter Dealt Another Blow As Fire Rips Through Family’s Home On Long Island

A few months ago CBS2 brought you the story of a firefighter suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.

April 30, 2019NCBI A Quality Improvement Assessment of the Delivery of Mental Health Services among WTC Responders Treated in the Community

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides mental health services through diverse service delivery mechanisms, however there are no current benchmarks to evaluate utilization or quality.

April 30, 2019Wilson 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 29, 2019FBI 9/11 Responders Encouraged to Register for Health Benefits

The death this month of yet another FBI employee who responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and a looming deadline for 9/11 responders to sign up for some health-related benefits is leading to renewed efforts inside the Bureau to make sure everyone who worked the expansive crime scenes in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania is plugged into the health resources available to them.

April 28, 2019northjersey.com 9/11 Memorial & Museum Glade to open at the end of May

Life changed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and few know this better than the first responders to the World Trade Center.

April 26, 2019Newsmax 9/11 Is Not a Memory: For First Responders It’s a Current Event

The political bickering that consumes Washington, D.C., and much of the nation has been a death knell for many bipartisan pieces of legislation that have come before Congress in recent years.

April 24, 2019WCBS Fight Continues To Replenish 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

They’re not giving up and they’re not taking “no” for an answer.

April 24, 2019Broadsheet The Good Fight

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 25), Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan in Washington, will host a public information session on the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF), which recently announced massive cuts in awards, as a result of a shortfall in funds allocated to the program.

April 23, 2019Asheville Area Alternative Rev. Frederic Bradford Burnham

The Rev. Frederic Bradford Burnham, PhD, was born July 21, 1938 in Cambridge, MA and died peacefully at the John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center, Asheville, NC on January 23, 2019.

April 22, 2019NCBI Time to Onset of Paresthesia Among Community Members Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster

We examined whether time to onset of paresthesia was associated with indicators of severity of World Trade Center (WTC) exposure.

April 22, 2019Daily Toreador “Never Forget” applies to 9/11 victims in past, continued future

On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of first responders rushed selflessly into ground zero to fight for the lives of civilians.

April 22, 2019 AJPH The World Trade Center Health Program in New York: A Beacon for First Responders’ Health

As a citizen and in my official capacity as secretary of health for Louisiana, I have experienced both the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks and the 2016 floods in South Louisiana.

April 20, 2019 Rockland/Westchester Journal News Meet 3 men sickened by 9/11: They will get 50% less from the near-broke Victims Compensation Fund

Lt. John McArdle was about to retire, using up accrued paid time off when two airliners crashed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

April 19, 2019Andrew M. Cuomo Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Calling on Federal Government to Fully Fund the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in the long history of this state and this nation.

April 19, 2019Newsday Just Sayin’: Suffolk will honor officers who died post-9/11

The Suffolk County Police Department will add three names to its police memorial in Yaphank on May 10 — our first line-of-duty World Trade Center-related cancer deaths.

April 19, 2019centralmaine.com View from Away: 9/11 victim fund should 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 the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, 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.

April 19, 2019FBI Inside the FBI: First Responders and 9/11-Related Illnesses, Part 3 | The Growing Numbers

As losses attributed to the September 11 attacks increase, listen to an FBI employee suffering from 9/11-related illnesses share her story, and learn why 9/11 responders should register for federal benefits despite concerns over the fact that one program is running out of money.

April 18, 2019Forum A Bipartisan Act in a Partisan World

Lost among the tall political weeds of dissecting every syllable of President Trump’s loony tweets and the seemingly never-ending sound bites emanating from the small village of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination is a once-in-a-blue-moon bipartisan achievement that we can support.

April 18, 2019City & State NY Pass permanent authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Many members of Congress continue to act as if the death toll from 9/11 is not rising

April 16, 2019WPIX NYPD officer dies of 9/11-related illness

Another NYPD officer has died of a 9/11-related illness, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Tuesday.

April 15, 2019Kirsten Gillibrand Senators Gillibrand, Grassley Introduce Bill To Improve Access For First Responders And Their Families To The Benefits They Earned

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow 9/11 First Responders and their Families Receive the Full Benefits They Deserve

April 15, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill has the votes it needs to clear the House

This time, Congress actually may be answering the call of ailing 9/11 responders and others who are still getting sick and dying 18 years after hijackers perpetrated the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history.

April 15, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney Maloney, Nadler, King Announce Half of House of Representatives Now Cosponsoring Bill to Fully Fund and Renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), chief House sponsors of the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act today announced that the bill has the support of more than half of the House of Representatives.

April 15, 2019NY 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.

April 15, 2019northjersey.com Another FDNY firefighter dies from 911 illness

April 13, 2019Free Lance-Star Not until his death did loved ones realize Homer Lewis’ service after 9/11

FRIENDS and family of William “Homer” Lewis knew he had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.

April 13, 2019NY Post State DMV sells over 150 9/11 licences plates in under three days

The DMV has finally put the pedal to the metal — selling 168 of its new commemorative 9/11 license plates in less than three days, officials told The Post.

April 13, 2019North Jersey Record FDNY veteran of Ground Zero laid to rest; experts say ‘It’s going to get worse’

Under the arched ceilings of a majestic red-brick church where the stained glass windows bathed the sanctuary in a pastel glow, New York bid farewell on Friday to another firefighter who died in the line of duty.

April 13, 2019Tennessean – Tennessee Congress must fulfill promise to support 9/11 first responders | Opinion

A fully funded VCF program will provide for families whose loved ones continue to die from health-related causes as a result of 9/11.

April 12, 2019Fox 5 NY 3 Retired Firemen Die Of WTC-Linked Cancers

Congressional Support Grows to Extend Victims’ Fund

April 12, 2019Chief 3 Retired Firemen Die Of WTC-Linked Cancers

Congressional Support Grows to Extend Victims’ Fund

April 11, 2019NCBI Unmet Mental Health Care Needs among Asian Americans 10⁻11 Years After Exposure to the World Trade Center Attack

This study investigated the prevalence of unmet mental health care needs (UMHCN) and their associated factors among 2344 Asian Americans directly exposed to the World Trade Center (WTC) attack 10-11 years afterwards.

April 11, 2019NY Daily News FDNY firefighter who survived 9/11 says Republican criticizing Ilhan Omar told him he was ‘too busy’ to talk victim benefits

A retired FDNY firefighter who survived 9/11 said Thursday he was recently snubbed by Dan Crenshaw, the Texas congressman who’s drawing heat for accusing a Democratic lawmaker of downplaying the terror attack.

April 11, 2019Angry Americans Listen to Angry Americans Podcast by Paul Rieckhoff’s with Retired FDNY firefighter Rob Serra

In a groundbreaking episode, Rieckhoff recaps a wild week of urgent news below the headlines that should make all Americans angry.

April 11, 2019NY Daily News Ocasio-Cortez rips ‘horrifying’ Republican hypocrisy on support for 9/11 survivors after Ilhan Omar controversy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scorched Republicans on Thursday for having the gall to accuse a Muslim congresswoman of trivializing terrorism while they’re at the same time refusing to support reparation payments for survivors of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

April 11, 2019NCBI The World Trade Center Health Program in New York: A Beacon for First Responders’ Health

April 10, 2019NCBI Clinical Evaluation of Sarcoidosis in Community Members with World Trade Center Dust Exposure

Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease involving intrathoracic and extrathoracic organs.

April 10, 2019WUSA – Washington, DC FBI announces 7th employee has died from Pentagon 9/11-related illness

William ‘Homer’ Lewis died because of an illness directly related to 9/11 recovery work at the Pentagon.

April 9, 2019Hawaii News Now – Honolulu, HI He responded to ground zero after 9/11. Health problems — and memories still haunt him

Right after the Twin Towers were leveled on September 11, 2001, New York volunteer firefighter Dan Moynihan went to work in the rubble at Ground Zero.

April 9, 2019NCBI Increased Incidence of Thyroid Cancer among World Trade Center First Responders: A Descriptive Epidemiological Assessment

An increased incidence of thyroid cancer among 9/11 rescue workers has been reported, the etiology of which remains unclear but which may, at least partly, be the result of the increased medical surveillance this group undergoes.

April 8, 2019WCAX Stone memorials chiseled in Vermont delivered to ground zero

Six granite monoliths that were chiseled in Vermont have been delivered to the World Trade Center in New York City.

April 8, 2019Playbill Laura Benanti Joins Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in 9/11 Lawyer Biopic

The Tony winner, currently onstage as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady through July, will portray the widow of a firefighter who died in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

April 8, 2019National September 11 Memorial Museum Monoliths Installed on 9/11 Memorial Glade

Over the weekend, six multiton granite monoliths were installed on the 9/11 Memorial as the essential centerpiece of the 9/11 Memorial Glade.

April 8, 2019Curbed World Trade Center memorial for those with 9/11-related illnesses installed in lower Manhattan

The 9/11 Memorial Glade is under construction, and will open May 30

April 7, 2019WABC Group of N.Y. 9/11 Responders Granted Unlimited Sick Leave

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan is designating a pathway to honor those affected by 9/11-related illnesses.

April 6, 2019NCBI The Association between Health Conditions in World Trade Center Responders and Sleep-Related Quality of Life and Sleep Complaints

World Trade Center (WTC) dust-exposed subjects have multiple comorbidities that affect sleep.

April 6, 2019Newsday Installation of new memorial a reminder of those who suffered, are still suffering

The stone monoliths were transported by truck in the early morning hours from Vermont to Lower Manhattan, where a 600-ton crane was used to lift each slab onto its cement foundation.

April 6, 2019KNYV Giant Boulders Laid in 9/11 Memorial to Honor First Responders

When “The Glade” was announced in 2017, there were more than 77,000 9/11 responders and survivors participating in the World Trade Center Health Program

April 6, 2019amnewyork A new memorial is installed at National September 11 Memorial & Museum plaza

The giant slabs were transported in the early morning hours from Vermont to lower Manhattan.

April 6, 2019Washington Post World Trade Center granite monoliths are in place

A 600-ton crane has delivered six granite monoliths to the World Trade Center — stone sculptures honoring those who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack.

April 6, 2019NY Daily News 343 and counting: Three retired FDNY members with 9/11 illnesses die within 48 hours

Three retired FDNY firefighters suffering from 9/11 illnesses died within 48 hours this week as the number of those succumbing to lethal toxins at Ground Zero continues to swell, officials and 9/11 survivor advocates said Saturday.

April 4, 2019NCBI Longitudinal Change of PTSD Symptoms in Community Members after the World Trade Center Destruction

The World Trade Center (WTC) Environmental Health Center (EHC) is a treatment program for community members with exposure to the 9/11 terrorist attack and its physical and emotional aftermath.

April 2, 2019NCBI Impact of Health on Early Retirement and Post-Retirement Income Loss among Survivors of the 11 September 2001 World Trade Center Disaster

The health consequences of the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks are well documented, but few studies have assessed the disaster’s impact on employment among individuals exposed to the disaster.

April 2, 2019EMS World Group of N.Y. 9/11 Responders Granted Unlimited Sick Leave

Two dozen city workers have finally been granted unlimited sick leave as they fight the illnesses linked to their time at Ground Zero—as critics hammer Mayor de Blasio for doling out the much-needed help on a chaotic, piecemeal basis, the Daily News has learned.

April 1, 2019Chief VCF Advocates Intensify Lobbying In Congress

Pushing for Reauthorization

March 31, 2019CBC ‘Generation-long epidemic’: Compensation funds running out as 9/11-related illnesses rise

As thousands diagnosed with 9/11-related illnesses, a federal fund set up to help is running out of cash

March 31, 2019NY Daily News Two dozen city workers put on unlimited sick leave: officials

Two dozen city workers have finally been granted unlimited sick leave as they fight the illnesses linked to their time at Ground Zero — as critics hammer Mayor de Blasio for doling out the much-needed help on a chaotic, piecemeal basis, the Daily News has learned.

March 29, 2019NCBI Handgrip Strength of World Trade Center (WTC) Responders: The Role of Re-Experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms

This study sought to examine whether handgrip strength (HGS), a measure of muscle strength and a biomarker of aging,

March 27, 2019Torch SJU Alumni Found 9/11 Compensation Firm Brothers Chris and Matt Baione Push For ‘Never Forget the Heroes Act’

The terror attack that consumed New York City on Sept. 11, 2001 still lingers within the lives of New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, and two St. John’s alumni have made it their mission to bring justice to those still suffering.

March 27, 2019WCBS First Responders In DC To Fight For 9/11 Victims Fund

A group of 20 9/11 first responders lobbied in Congress Wednesday to drum up support for more funds as the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund runs dry.

March 25, 2019NY Times Peter B. Kaplan, a Photographer With Altitude, Is Dead at 79

Peter B. Kaplan, a photographer who captured spectacular views from vertiginous vantage points like the torch of the Statue of Liberty and the masts of the Empire State Building and the original World Trade Center, died on March 19 in Wilmington, Del.

March 25, 2019Guardian Liberty Voice Peter B. Kaplan, Daredevil Photographer Dies From 9/11 Related Illnesses

Peter B. Kaplan who was known for high angle photography shots of the New York City Twin Towers and Statue of Liberty died on March 19, 2019, in Wilmington, Delaware due to 9/11 related lung issues he contracted by breathing the debris at the 9/11 site.

March 23, 2019Courier Times Fitzpatrick, ground zero firefighters rally behind 9/11 fund

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick called a press conference to express an “urgent need” to pass the “Never Forget the Heroes Act,” which would fully fund and permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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

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

March 21, 2019KFGO Heart risk factors may predict lung damage in 9-11 responders

For firefighters who worked at “Ground Zero” around September 11, 2001, a group of heart-disease risk factors also predicted who was likely to develop World Trade Center-related lung injury years later, researchers say.

March 21, 2019silive.com Fighting for his life, September 11 first-responder shares an important message

FDNY Firefighter Steven “Bubba” Pascale, of Westerleigh, is fighting for his life against stage 3 kidney cancer.

March 20, 2019Leader Reed wants vote for trade agreement, 9/11 victims

Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) says he’s trying to build consensus in the House of Representatives around two key issues.

March 19, 2019Insider NJ Problem Solvers Caucus Formally Supports the “Never Forget the Heroes Act”

Problem Solvers Caucus Formally Supports the “Never Forget the Heroes Act,” Pushes for Priority Consideration on House Floor Under New House 290 “Consensus Calendar” Rule

March 19, 2019Pulmonary Fibrosis News Study Finds Increased Risk of PF Among World Trade Center Responders

Exposure to dust in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks increased the risk of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) among responders, according to an evaluation of self-reported surveys.

March 19, 2019Herald-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, 2019Observer-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 15, 2019NY Daily News GOP star Liz Cheney backing 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund bill

March 15, 2019WLNY New Green Space To Honor Those Suffering From 9/11-Related Illnesses

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is expanding to honor not only those who were killed in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but also the thousands more who have died or gotten sick from the aftermath.

March 15, 2019WLNY New Green Space To Honor Those Suffering From 9/11-Related Illnesses

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is expanding to honor not only those who were killed in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but also the thousands more who have died or gotten sick from the aftermath.

March 15, 2019Time 9/11 Survivors Are Still Getting Sick. Now They’re Worried They Can’t Afford Their Bills

On Sept. 11, 2001, Marines veteran Charles “Chuck” Flickinger walked into the local firehouse in Lake Carmel, N.Y., and volunteered to join the rescue effort.

March 13, 2019Insider NJ Kennedy, Holley & Zwicker Bill to Aid 9/11 First Responders Clears Assembly Panel

Aiming to assist first responders who voluntarily participated in 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen James Kennedy, Jamel Holley and Andrew Zwicker expanding eligibility for accidental disability allowance to include members or retirees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) and the State Police Retirement System (SPRS) who voluntarily responded to the attack was approved Monday by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

March 13, 2019Futurity Does PTSD put 9/11 responders at risk of dementia?

There may be a link between chronic PTSD in 9/11 responders and neurodegeneration, a pilot study finds.

March 13, 2019NYS AFL-CIO Podcast Episode 2: Benefits Set To Expire on 9/11 Victims and 1st Responders

After being denied help for years, 90,000 9/11 Responders and Survivors from around the country who went to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Shanksville crash site are now getting medical monitoring, treatment and compensation for their injuries.

March 11, 2019WSHU 9/11 Victim Fund Needs Permanent Authorization, Say New York Lawmakers

A bipartisan group of congressional representatives from New York called for permanent funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

March 9, 2019PolitiFact Gillibrand highlights 9/11 cancer deaths

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the federal government needs to maintain its commitment to those affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, and is urging her colleagues to support a permanent victim compensation fund.

March 8, 2019northjersey.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 7, 2019NCBI Pulmonary Fibrosis among World Trade Center Responders: Results from the WTC Health Registry Cohort

Dust created by the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers on 9/11 included metals and toxicants that have been linked to an increased risk of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in the literature.

March 7, 2019East Hampton Star Frank P. Kennedy, Retired Harbormaster, Dies of 9/11-Related Disease

Frank Paul Kennedy, a retired member of East Hampton Town Marine Patrol who responded to in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, with the East Hampton Town Police Department, died last Thursday in Hospice of Health First in Palm Bay, Fla

March 7, 2019northjersey.com 9/11 responders came from all over to help, so all in Congress must back renewed aid

The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running out of time.

March 5, 2019NCBI 9/11 Residential Exposures: The Impact of World Trade Center Dust on Respiratory Outcomes of Lower Manhattan Residents

Thousands of lower Manhattan residents sustained damage to their homes following the collapse of the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001.

March 5, 2019SBU News Pilot Study Suggests Possible Connection Between PTSD and Risk for Dementia in 911 Responders

The physical and cognitive health of 911 World Trade Center responders remains a concern for healthcare professionals who care for the thousands of responders, many of whom continue to experience conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

March 4, 2019NJ 101.5 Feds cut funds for 9/11 responders. NJ Rep wants the money back

Congressman Josh Gottheimer on Monday stood with first-responders and victims of 9/11 to demand that full benefits of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund be restored and extended.

March 3, 2019NY Daily News Jon Stewart sticks by praise for Trump administration’s handling of 9/11 fund

Jon Stewart, no fan of President Trump, on Sunday stuck by his praise for the Trump administration’s handling of the cash-strapped program that aids ill and dying 9/11 responders.

March 3, 2019salon The health requirements of 10 thousand victims or a border wall? Why is this a hard economic choice?

The WTC victims compensation fund has come up short by about $5 billion, why is that number so familiar?

March 1, 2019WBUR Giving 9/11 First Responders The Health Care They Need

Illnesses connected to the rubble at ground zero are soaring.

March 1, 2019NY 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, 2019silive.com Islanders push for extension of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Ernest Inzerillo, 79, was working with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority in 2001 when the September 11 attacks took place.

February 28, 2019Fast Company New York’s 9/11 memorial had a tragic flaw. Here’s the plan to fix it

The original design had a serious oversight: It didn’t pay homage to the first responders and rescue workers who survived 9/11.

February 28, 2019Post Star – Glens Falls, New York Editorial: 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, 2019NY Times With Ground Zero Payments Slashed, a Push to Replenish a 9/11 Fund

It has been more than 17 years since the World Trade Center collapsed in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, and since 2011, a rededicated fund has compensated emergency personnel and others who responded to the scene and have since gotten sick, as well as the families of the deceased.

February 28, 2019NY 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 28, 2019Vindiator – Youngstown, Ohio Congress must fully fund program for 9/11 victims

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America’s mainland claimed 2,996 lives, including those of the 19 hijackers of the four commercial jetliners used as weapons of mass destruction. In addition, 6,000 people were injured.

February 26, 2019BPR Jon Stewart goes rogue with explicit praise: Trump DOJ doing ‘excellent job’ taking care of 9/11 first responders

Hell has officially frozen over, as leftist comedian Jon Stewart praised President Trump’s Department of Justice for the “excellent job” they’ve done taking care of 9/11 first responders and their families.

February 26, 2019nj.com Jon Stewart blasts ‘shenanigans’ over 9/11 victim compensation fund

More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Hill urging Congress to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund does not run out of money.

February 26, 2019Washington Post Again, 9/11 first responders are pleading with Congress to fund their health care. Again, Jon Stewart is joining them.

In December 2015, a retired New York firefighter and Sept. 11 first responder named Kenny Specht sat down with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.”

February 26, 2019NY Daily News Rep. King slams Freedom Caucus congressman for asking how much NY is kicking in for 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

The retired and ill firefighters who are bringing the plight of Americans sickened from the Sept. 11 terror attacks to Congress still can’t quite believe what they heard from the chair of the conservative Freedom Caucus.

February 25, 2019TPM Will Senate Republicans Jerk Around 9/11 Survivors Again?

For the third time over the last two decades, first responders and other survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks have come to Congress to ask for help.

February 25, 2019Patch Permanently Fund 9/11 Victims’ Compensation: Pols

Politicians announced legislation to permanently fund the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund, days after it was announced funds were drying up.

February 25, 2019WNYT – Albany, NY Money issues plague fund helping 9/11 responders with health problems

The importance of the 9/11 Victims’ Fund is personal for a now-retired New York State trooper from Queensbury

February 25, 2019Roll Call Jon Stewart, advocates for 9/11 first responders are tired of visiting Congress

Crew renews call to authorize a permanent victims compensation fund

February 25, 2019northjersey.com Jon Stewart, lawmakers, first responders call on Congress to maintain 9/11 fund

More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Monday urging Congress to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund does not run out of money.

February 25, 2019Newsday What’s mere money when 9/11 heroes gave their lives and their health?

How can we ever forget?

February 25, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 first responders forced to go begging to Congress after deep cuts expected in health fund

The answer no one in Washington could provide Monday was why Congress can’t just pass the law that would finally take care of the men and women who ran towards the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

February 25, 2019Riverfront Times – St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Woman Among 9/11 First Responders Pushing Congress for Action

Lynnette Miller wasn’t a doctor or firefighter, just someone living in New York who wanted to contribute in the wake of 9/11, whether that meant handing out dry socks or supplying hot coffee to other first responders.

February 25, 2019Politico Jon Stewart joins lawmakers in push for 9/11 victims funding

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, joined by comedian Jon Stewart, are pushing to fully compensate first responders and survivors suffering from illnesses linked to the 9/11 attacks.

February 25, 2019Daily Caller Jon Stewart Joins Forces With 9/11 First Responders On Capitol Hill To Fight For Funding For Victims Of Terrorism

Comedian Jon Stewart visited Capitol Hill with Sept. 11 first responders to speak to Republican lawmakers about conserving health insurance funding for those affected by the terrorist attacks Monday.

February 25, 2019MSNBC Jon Stewart and lawmakers fight for 9/11 first responders’ care

Jon Stewart has been fighting for years to fully compensate 9/11 first responders for a variety of serious health issues resulting from their heroic acts in those terrible days, and months afterward during the cleanup.

February 25, 2019NBC News Jon Stewart Urges Congress To Fund 9/11 Victim Program

Jon Stewart went to Capitol Hill Monday to demand Congress provide additional funding for survivors and first responders of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

February 25, 2019NBC News Jon Stewart Demands Congress Fund 9/11 Victim Program ‘Properly’

Comedian Jon Stewart went to Capitol Hill to demand Congress provide additional funding for survivors and first responders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

February 25, 2019Carolyn B. Maloney 9/11 Responders & Survivors, Jon Stewart Join Members of Congress to Unveil the Bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act and Call for Swift Passage

Reps. Maloney, Nadler, King and Sens. Gillibrand, Gardner, Schumer announce bipartisan legislation to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and prevent announced cuts to compensation awards.

February 25, 2019HuffPost Jon Stewart Blasts Congress’ Inaction On 9/11 First Responders Bill: ‘It’s Bulls**t’

The comedian visited Capitol Hill to demand lawmakers pass funding for sick 9/11 first responders and their families.

February 25, 2019CNN Watch: Jon Stewart joins lawmakers to call for 9/11 survivors bill to be passed into law

Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart joins lawmakers introducing the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act and call for its swift passage.

February 25, 2019CNN Hear Jon Stewart’s message for lawmakers on 9/11 fund

Comedian and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart visited Capitol Hill to fight for a permanent bill that would provide 9/11 first responders and their families with financial assistance.

February 25, 2019Fox Jon Stewart praises Trump DOJ, pushes bipartisan bill to give 9-11 victims ‘the care they earned’

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday introduced a plan to permanently authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund at full level, following the announcement of a funding shortfall revealed earlier this month that would cut rewards to the 9/11 first responders and survivors who have become ill due to exposure to toxins and chemicals.

February 25, 2019NY 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 25, 2019NY Daily News Jon Stewart: What 9/11 heroes need from Congress. Make the Victim Compensation Fund permanent, and fund it

Today I am in our nation’s capital. I don’t particularly enjoy coming down here. It is a town that has four 8th Sts., and none of them intersect.

February 24, 2019InsiderNJ ‘Your Turn to Step Up and Not Forget’ 9/11

This Monday comedian Jon Stewart and the advocates for hundreds of thousands of World Trade Center first responders and survivors will be in the nation’s capital to kick-off a national lobbying effort to get Congress to pass permanent funding for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

February 24, 2019NY Post 9/11 victims affected by new compensation plan take to DC

Victims of 9/11 and their advocates will head to Washington on Monday to demand reversal of a shocking new announcement that future victims’ compensation payments will be slashed as much as 70 percent.

February 24, 2019NY Daily News The continued pain and push for benefits for 9/11 survivors heads back to Congress

FBI agent Robert Roth’s death sentence was written the day of the worst terrorist attack on American soil — and carried out almost seven years later.

February 24, 2019NY Daily News 9/11 first responders’ benefits to be slashed as fund runs out of money

Retired NYPD Sgt. Andrew Nelson knows that come 9/11, politicians will “wrap themselves up in the flag and say never forget.”

February 23, 2019NY Post 9/11 first responders’ benefits to be slashed as fund runs out of money

A federal compensation fund to help first responders who got ill after going to Ground Zero during 9/11 is in danger of running out of money.

February 23, 2019SILive 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 22, 2019NY Daily News‘We’re in hospitals every day’: Nearly half of FDNY first responders have a WTC sickness

Nearly half of the 15,000 FDNY firefighters, officers and medics who were working on 9/11 — and survived — have gotten sick from their exposure to the toxins that swirled around the World Trade center site, union officials said Friday.

February 22, 2019WLNYNew Yorkers Set To March On Washington To Fight For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The fight for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is heating up, with hundreds of New Yorkers ready to march on Capitol Hill on Monday.

February 22, 2019KUTV – Salt Lake City, Utah‘It’s just not right’: Utah firefighters sickened after 9/11 worried funds are running out

A federal compensation fund to help first responders who got ill after going to Ground Zero during 9/11 is in danger of running out of money.

February 22, 2019Fox 9/11 victims fund running out of money

It’s been almost 18 years since the tragic events of September 11th, but thousands of New Yorkers are still living with effects from that day.

February 22, 2019Chief Rise in WTC-Related Claims to Force VCF to Reduce Payouts at Least 50%

State AFL-CIO Urges Congress to Act

February 21, 2019DeadlineJon Stewart Heading To Fox News Channel In Support Of 9/11 First Responders

Jon Stewart will sit down with Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom on Monday to support 9/11 first responders and survivors.

February 20, 2019Governor Andrew M. CuomoGovernor Cuomo Issues Open Letter Calling on Congress to Increase Funding for 9/11 Victims

Governor Cuomo: “I call on you to immediately take action to ensure full funding is available for all who need it. The American spirit is about taking care of those who answered the call, and it is our responsibility as a nation to support those who are suffering from the 9/11 attacks.”

February 19, 2019 —  Brooklyn EagleRose leads outreach to House freshmen in 9/11 fund fight

A rookie Brooklyn lawmaker is being tapped by his veteran colleagues to lead the effort in making the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act a permanent government fund before its 2020 expiration date.

February 19, 2019 —  timesunionNever Forget?

“I am painfully aware of the inequity of the situation, but the stark reality of the data leaves me no choice. If there had been a different option available to me, I assure you I would have taken it.”

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

Responders and others deserve gov’t aid

February 19, 2019 —  NewsdayCash shortage in 9/11 victims fund has Long Island recipients on edge

Those expecting payments for illnesses after the attacks will soon see their compensation drop. Federal legislation ensuring full payouts will be introduced Feb. 25.

February 18, 2019 —  Fox 5 NYFund for 9/11 victims is running out of money

The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.

February 18, 2019 —  WSCS – Charleston, South Carolina — 9/11 funding cuts devastate former NYC firefighter who now calls Lowcountry home

The compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks is running out of money.

February 18, 2019 —  HuffPost — 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Is Running Out Of Money

With just $2 billion left in its coffers, the fund says it will need to reduce payouts to claimants by as much as 70 percent.

February 17, 2019 — Fox — 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is running out of money as claims surge

The number of people dying from 9/11 related illness is now close to the number of those killed in the attacks; Bryan Llenas reports.

February 17, 2019 — News 12 Westchester — First responders face benefit cuts from 9/11 compensation fund

Many of the first responders who sacrificed their health in the aftermath of 9/11 are facing benefit cuts from the Victim’s Compensation Fund.

February 17, 2019 — Insider NJ — Gottheimer Stands with 9/11 First Responders as Compensation Funds Slashed, Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Victims, Families, and Heroes

Today, Congressman Gottheimer released the following statement on news that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) would begin cutting future awards.

February 17, 2019 —Townhall — 9/11 Victim Fund Is Almost Depleted. Here’s What That Means For Survivors.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which provides ongoing financial support for those who fell ill due to the 2001 terrorist attacks, is running out of money, officials said on Friday.

February 16, 2019 —Newsweek — Payments To Victims Of 9/11 Cut In Half As Number of Compenstation Claims See Large Increase

Future payments to victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks will see a decrease in the amount of awards after a large increase in claims.

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 —  Washington Post —  ‘We recognize this is horribly unfair.’ 9/11 victim fund will cut payouts by up to 70% as claims surge

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund plans to cut future payouts in half — and in some cases by as much as 70 percent — as it struggles with a surge of new claims from those who have gotten sick and the families of those who have died, officials announced Friday.

February 15, 2019 —  lohud — 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.

February 15, 2019 —  NY Daily News — NYC first responder: Congress must replenish 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Like everyone in the 9/11 community, I anxiously awaited Friday’s announcement of the new policies and deep financial cuts to current and future claims to the Victim Compensation Fund.

February 15, 2019 —  NY Daily News — New York 9/11 survivors stunned by decision to slash compensation fund

New Yorkers who survived 9/11 only to be sickened by the toxic dust swirling around Ground Zero were stunned to learn Friday that the federal government will be cutting compensation payouts as much as 70% — fearing that the decision will leave scores of ill survivors with little to live on.

February 15, 2019 —  PIX11 — 9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.

February 15, 2019 —  News 12 LI — 9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.

February 15, 2019 —  Guardian — 9/11 fund to cut payments to sick survivors by at least 50%

Fund only has $2.4bn to pay 19,000 claims, plus thousands more expected to file before it closes at the end of 2020

February 15, 2019 —  SILive — 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to dramatically cut future awards as claims skyrocket

Without additional funding, The September 11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) will be forced to dramatically cut the future awards made to sick victims and families, the fund announced Friday.

February 15, 2019 —  WABC — 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to cut payments to sick first responders, families

The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) is making “significant reductions” in awards to first responders because it is running out of money.

February 15, 2019 —  Reuters — U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.

February 15, 2019 —  Fox News — 9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.

February 15, 2019 —  Carolyn B. Maloney — 9/11 Health Bill Sponsors Reps. Maloney, Nadler and King Respond to Cuts to Victim Compensation Fund Awards

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, released the following statement following the announcement that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will need to make severe cuts to compensation awards due to a budget shortfall. 

February 15, 2019 —  Kirsten Gillibrand — Gillibrand Statement On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund’s Plans To Cut Payments To Sick 9/11 First Responders And Their Families

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund announced that it plans to drastically reduce payments to sick 9/11 first responders and their families:

February 15, 2019 —  NY Daily News — 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to slash payouts by half or more due to increase in death and cancer claims

The 9/11 fund is running out of money, and will slash payments by at least half for growing numbers of people getting sick or dying from the toxins unleashed in the terror attacks of 2001, officials announced Friday.

February 14, 2019 —  Carolyn B. Maloney — Reps. Maloney, Nadler, King Announce New Bipartisan Outreach Initiative to Newer Members headed by Reps. Rose and Zeldin to Build Support for Bill to Renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY), the original cosponsors of the Zadroga Act, announced today that they have asked Congressmen Max Rose (D-NY) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) to work on a bipartisan effort to educate members elected after the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act in 2015 on the need to pass legislation to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Act.

February 12, 2019 — NCBI — Persistent mental and physical health impact of exposure to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks

Asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression have each been linked to exposure to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks (9/11).

February 8, 2019 — Daily Targum — 9/11 first-responders have higher risk of cancer, study by Rutgers professor finds

A recent Rutgers study found a correlation between first responders from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and diagnoses of head and neck cancers.

February 4, 2019 — TPM — How Gillibrand Defied The Odds To Get 9/11 First Responders Long-Awaited Help

When the House finally managed to pass a bill to care for the first responders and other survivors suffering from 9/11-related illnesses in late 2010, few thought it stood much of a chance of becoming law.

February 2, 2019 — NY Post — New memorial site to honor those afflicted by 9/11-related illnesses

Work is underway at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to create a site honoring rescue, recovery and relief workers as well as survivors and downtown residents who got sick or died from 9/11-related illnesses.

January 30, 2019 — FOX 5 NY — 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund running out of money

The federal fund that compensates victims of 9/11 is running out of money.

January 24, 2019 — AP — 9/11 workers tribute takes shape ahead of spring installation

A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who laboured in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial.

January 17, 2019 — AP — World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers  

9/11 first responders’ health still threatened from exposure at deadly attack, Rutgers study finds

January 16, 2019 — AP — Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country 

A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial.