News Articles on effort to renew the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – 2016

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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October 26, 9/11 responders bill latest spat between Cain, Poliquin
Poliquin’s campaign says the new attack ad misleads voters on an issue he voted in favor of but wouldn’t co-sponsor.

October 24, 2016WABIEmily Cain Holds Rally with Area Firefighters in Bangor
Firefighters joined Emily Cain in Bangor Monday morning to criticize Congressman Bruce Poliquin for his stance on a 9/11 Healthcare Bill.

October 24, 2016Maine PulicPolls Show Trump’s Support is Falling in the 2nd District — Could That Hurt Poliquin?
Some polls have shown Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump riding high in Maine’s traditionally more conservative 2nd Congressional District.

October 20, 2016National September 11 Memorial & MuseumJon Stewart Honored with Humanitarian Award for 9/11 Responder Advocacy
Former “Daily Show” host and 9/11 Memorial board member Jon Stewart was recognized on Friday among three other honorees at the annual Badge of Courage Gala hosted by the Nassau County Firefighters Museum, according to Newsday.

October 4, 2016LA TimesDarrell Issa’s comment about expanding federal aid for Sept. 11 rescue workers attacked in opponent’s ad
The Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Darrell Issa on Tuesday released a new television ad slamming the Vista congressman for his controversial comment about giving more financial aid to workers who responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York’s World Trade Center.

September 26, 2016RecordJackson: 5th District candidates Garrett, Gottheimer sound off on Zadroga Act
A new ad shows that Rep. Scott Garrett is on the defensive about the law that provides health care for 9/11 first responders who were sickened by toxic substances from the smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center.

September 17, 2016NY Daily News9/11 first responder to Trump: If we had to release our taxes, so should you
If first responders had to release their tax returns to get help from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, then Donald Trump should have to go public with his to become president, a 9/11 victim argued Friday.

September 16, 2016Huffington PostDear Mr. Trump, 9/11 Responders Had To Share Their Tax Returns. Why Won’t You Do The Same?
We asked for your support, Mr. Trump. But you refused to help us out.

September 14, 2016Daily BeastDonald Trump’s Bogus 9/11 Rescue
The guy who says he lost hundreds of friends and sent hundreds of workers to help can’t seem to name one of them.

September 14, 2016Star-LedgerScott Garrett called out for trying to take credit on first-responder funding | Editorial
U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, the Republican who represents parts of Warren County, has developed a curious habit of taking bows for his failures in judgment, which is an opponent’s dream come true.

September 14, 2016Daily BeastDonald Trump’s Bogus 9/11 Rescue
The guy who says he lost hundreds of friends and sent hundreds of workers to help can’t seem to name one of them.

September 13, 2016Ring of FireRepublicans Won’t Stop Yammering About Patriotism Yet Refused to Fund 9/11 First Responders For Months
When it comes to honoring and acknowledging the work and the sacrifices of real American heroes – military or civilian – the Republicans talk a good game.

September 12, 2016NJ.comGOP leaders opposed helping 9/11 first responders they praised on anniversary | The Auditor
House Speaker Paul Ryan presided over a Capitol ceremony last week marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

September 12, 2016Ridgewood PatchFather Of Fallen 9/11 First Responder Bashes Garrett in New Commercial
“For the life of me, I could not understand why Scott Garrett turned his back on 9/11 responders,” Joseph Zadroga said in the ad.

September 12, 2016NJ.comSweeney: 9/11 attacks still taking their toll | Opinion
We all remember where we were 15 years ago on the morning of Sept. 11, and we never stop remembering.

September 12, 2016WhoWhatWhyDC Partisanship Nearly Derailed Health Care for 9/11 First Responders
Congressional infighting and indifference are not only destructive to the people’s trust in democratic government; the inability to pass legislation in a timely fashion can also put the lives of thousands of citizens at risk.

September 11, 2016Huffington PostNever Forgetting 9/11 In The Worst Possible Way
The words of lawmakers promise one thing, but the heroes of Sept. 11 see very different deeds.

September 11, 2016ABC9/11 First Responders Battle Toxic Exposures 15 Years Later
It has been 15 years since Ray Pfeifer saw news about a plane hitting the north tower of the World Trade Center.

September 11, 2016NY Daily News9/11 first responders to be honored with their own memorial
The heroes who rushed to the World Trade Center on 9/11 as everyone else ran for their lives the other way are finally getting a memorial of their own.

September 11, 2016Guardian9/11 health crisis continues: New York cleaner fights cancer 15 years later
Merita Zejnuni was working nearby when the towers fell. It wasn’t until 2009 that she began treatment – but ‘I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me’

September 11, 2016Guardian9/11 health crisis: death toll from illness nears number killed on day of attacks
At least 1,000 people have died from illnesses tied to exposure to debris

September 11, 2016Governor Andrew M. CuomoGovernor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Ensure Benefits for 9/11 Workers and Volunteers
Legislation Extends Deadline for New Claims Related to 9/11 Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up

September 11, 2016Governor Andrew M. CuomoGovernor Cuomo Announces Monument to be Built Honoring 9/11 First Responders and Survivors
State Will Launch Request for Proposals to Select Design and Location for Monument in New York City

September 11, 2016NY Daily NewsEx-EPA boss Whitman offers first-ever apology for bad info on post-9/11 air quality: ‘People have died because I made a mistake’
The former head of the Environmental Protection Agency apologized for the first time for her declaration a week after 9/11 that the air in lower Manhattan was safe to breathe.

September 11, 2016NY Daily News9/11 first responders to be honored with their own memorial
The heroes who rushed to the World Trade Center on 9/11 as everyone else ran for their lives the other way are finally getting a memorial of their own.

September 11, 2016NY Daily News9/11 first responders to be honored with their own memorial
The heroes who rushed to the World Trade Center on 9/11 as everyone else ran for their lives the other way are finally getting a memorial of their own.

September 10, 2016New YorkWhat We Know About How 9/11 Has Affected New Yorkers’ Health, 15 Years Later
Within days of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, then EPA chief Christine Whitman infamously encouraged New Yorkers to head back to Lower Manhattan.

September 10, 2016BustleThe James Zadroga Health Act Is A Critical Way To Continue Helping 9/11 Victims
The House of Representatives passed a controversial bill this week that will allow Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia, under the pretense that the country is responsible for the attacks.

September 10, 2016NY Daily NewsPassage of Zadroga Act life-changing for thousands as death toll for 9/11-related illnesses likely to exceed amount killed during attack
For Sal Turturici, the December 2015 passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act could not have come at a better time.

September 10, 2016MSNBCUnsung heroes at Ground Zero still fighting
As Americans get set to observe the 15th anniversary of 9/11, they are also remembering the unsung heroes who risked their lives to help others.

September 10, 2016GuardianFormer EPA head admits she was wrong to tell New Yorkers post-9/11 air was safe
Christine Todd Whitman, who reassured the public over Ground Zero air, says: ‘I’m sorry. We did the very best we could … with the knowledge we had’

September 9, 2016Daily KosMorning Digest: James Zadroga’s father slams Scott Garrett for opposing aid to 9/11 responders
Democrat Josh Gottheimer’s newest TV ad goes extremely hard at New Jersey GOP Rep. Scott Garrett over one of his most shameful displays of conservative extremism: his opposition to providing health care to 9/11 first responders.

September 9, 2016AMNYZadroga Act helped many 9/11 first responders; for others, it was too late
Despite having 11 major surgeries and not being sure if he’ll ever walk again, Ray Pfeifer, a retired FDNY firefighter, says he is one of the lucky ones.

September 9, 2016Guardian9/11 tapes reveal raw and emotional Hillary Clinton
We partnered with WNYC to look back at Clinton’s time at Ground Zero – a far cry from the controlled figure now a step away from the presidency

September 9, 2016New Jersey Herald9/11 responder’s dad slams Garrett in ad
The father of a late New York City police detective, for whom a bill aiding 9/11 first responders is named, slams U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett in a commercial released Thursday by Garrett’s opponent, Josh Gottheimer.

September 6, 2016NJ.comGarrett praised for supporting bill he voted against | The Auditor
In endorsing Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.), a group of veterans touted his co-sponsorship of the Zadroga Act, the legislation named for a New York City police officer from North Arlington, James Zadroga, who died after being exposed to toxins at the World Trade Center site after 9/11.

August 29, 2016CURERescuing the Rescuers: The Effort to Cover and Monitor 9/11 Responders for Lung Disease and Cancer
Thousands of first responders and citizens developed cancer following the September 11 terror attacks.

August 7, 2016NY Post9/11 Victim Compensation Fund gets new master
On 9/11, Rupa Bhattacharyya was in an office near the White House watching TV as the second plane smashed into the World Trade Center.

August 7, 2016NY Daily NewsJob well done: Her wisdom helped 9/11 families soldier on
Thanks and congratulations to lawyer Sheila Birnbaum, who well served the public good for five years as special master of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

May 24, 2016NY Daily NewsVictims of 9/11 attacks, their families have received over $1 billion in federal aid in last five years
The federal government has officially paid out more than $1 billion to victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families since the Victims Compensation Fund reopened in 2011, a benchmark for the program.

May 13, 2016St. Joseph News-Press Firefighters group backs Roy Blunt for re-election
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters announced its endorsement of Republican Sen. Roy Blunt for re-election during a news conference Friday at the St. Joseph Fire Museum.

April 18, 2016Mother JonesHow Cruz and Trump Dissed 9/11 Rescue Workers
This should be a big issue in the NY GOP primary. But it isn’t.

April 16, 2016Huffington PostOne Reason Why I’m With Hillary
Everyone knows I’m with Hillary. And while there are many reasons why I support her candidacy, her role as a leader in the fight to address the 9/11 health crisis is one example of why I believe she will do great things for our country as President.

March 3, 2016CityLab9/11 First Responders Are Finally Receiving Due Compensation
The Victim Compensation Fund rolled out initial payments on Tuesday, with more scheduled in the coming months.

March 3, 2016NY Daily NewsPayment finally rendered
The heroes and victims of 9/11 who suffered debilitating illnesses — sometimes fatal — from exposure to the toxins at Ground Zero were owed by their government.

March 2, 2016NY1First Round of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payments Being Made
Hundreds of September 11th first responders and survivors are getting full compensation after Congress provided funding.

March 1, 2016NY Daily NewsMore than 1,000 first-responders suffering 9/11-related health woes finally receive full compensation checks
The first batch of long-overdue payments — totaling more than $233.4 million — are on the way to Sept. 11 heroes courtesy of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

February 23, 2016EaglePols and 9/11 first responders ring NYSE closing bell to celebrate passage of Zadroga Act
U.S. Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Dan Donovan (R-NY) on Monday joined 9/11 survivors and responders to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

February 3, 2016Huffington PostFirefighters Slam Ted Cruz For Claiming To Be Their Champion While Opposing 9/11 Health Bill
“What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting.”

February 2, 2016NY Daily NewsTed Cruz cast himself as champion of firefighters, police officers during victory speech following Iowa caucus
During his victory speech following the Iowa caucus, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas — who has tried to appeal to voters by mocking what he calls “New York values” — cast himself as a champion of firefighters and police officers.

February 2, 2016NY Daily NewsTed Cruz, who voted against the Zadroga bill, can’t say he supports NYPD cops
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz can’t have it both ways.

February 2, 2016NY Daily NewsFamilies of 9/11 heroes moved by artistic tributes at NYPD headquarters
Jillian Suarez nearly froze when she saw the illustration of her father, Officer Ramon Suarez, helping a survivor escape the twin towers on 9/11 shortly before he was killed.

February 1, 2016New York Post9/11 paintings honor fallen heroes in realistic fashion
Works of art created in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack were on display at NYPD headquarters in Manhattan Monday – before being moved to a new home at the police academy in Queens.

January 25, 2016NewsdayRay Pfeifer, FDNY firefighter who worked at Ground Zero, honored by Nassau officials
Nassau County officials thanked on Monday a gravely ill retired FDNY firefighter from Hicksville — who successfully pushed Congress to continue funding health care for sick 9/11 first responders — by giving him a key to the county.

January 21, 2016MDPushing for Neuropathy Coverage for 9/11 Responders’ Coverage Under Zadroga Act
First responders to the September 11, 2001 attacks should be covered for neuropathy under the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, according to local media outlets

January 19, 2016AlligatorColumn: One last look at Zadroga and the up-hill battle
For those of you who read my column regularly — hi, Mom and Dad! — you know the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act is a piece of legislation I kept close track of last semester.

January 18, 2016ABC NewsSome 9/11 First Responders Slam Donald Trump for Not Backing Their Health Care Funding
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly invoked New York City’s response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he represented “New York values.”

January 16, 2016CBS New YorkRep. Peter King: Ted Cruz Didn’t Vote For Zadroga Act, Doesn’t Support NY Firefighters, Police
Rep. Peter King is calling out presidential candidate Ted Cruz amid controversy over the senator’s comments on “New York values.”

January 15, 2016NationTrump Gets a Debate Bounce From New Yorkers’ 9/11 Courage, but He Ignored First Responders When They Needed Him
“When the health of 9/11 first responders was on the line, Trump was silent.”

January 14, 2016Huffington PostDonald Trump Touted 9/11 But Never Supported The Bill To Help 9/11 Heroes
C’mon, Donald.

January 13, 2016Midweek WireWirePOLITICS: Fitzpatrick praises passage of 9/11 healthcare bill
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick released the following statement regarding the passage of legislation reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:

January 13, 2016New York PostState to pick tab for benefits of Ground Zero volunteers
The state plans to pick up the estimated $9 million tab of ­extending benefits to Ground Zero volunteers once a federal program set up in 2002 expires this year.

January 10, 2016Fox 5Zadroga firefighter honored at City Hall
Retired firefighter Ray Pfeifer was honored at City Hall for his work in persuading Congress to extend Zadora Act benefits for thousands of 9/11 first responders suffering from 9/11 related illnesses.

January 10, 2016CNN9/11 first responder gets key to NYC from mayor, a laugh from Jon Stewart
It was a “good-cop, bad-cop” approach that a retired New York City firefighter and a former “Daily Show” host used on politicians when they lobbied for years for a bill that would provide health care to September 11 first responders.

January 9, 2016TWC NewsMayor Presents Key to the City to Firefighter who Fought for 9/11 Health Care Law
Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrates the extension of the Zadroga Act alongside September 11 first responders.

January 9, 2016NewsdayRay Pfeifer, 9/11 firefighter from Hicksville, gets key to NYC
A gravely ill retired FDNY firefighter from Hicksville — who was critical in convincing Congress to continue health benefits for sick 9/11 responders — received the key to New York City on Saturday.

January 9, 2016CBS New YorkJon Stewart, Mayor De Blasio Present Key To NYC To First Responder Who Fought For Zadroga Act
Jon Stewart joined Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor a cancer-stricken Sept. 11 first responder who helped win the fight for permanent funding for the 9/11 Zadroga Act.

January 9, 2016Centre Daily TimesJon Stewart joins NYC mayor in honoring 9/11 first responder
Jon Stewart says he was only a “wingman” to a cancer-stricken Sept. 11 firefighter who helped stage a last-ditch congressional fight to secure future health care for first responders.

January 9, 2016NY Daily NewsMayor de Blasio gives retired firefighter with renal cancer, a dedicated Zadroga Act crusader, the key to the city
A former firefighter now battling stage-four cancer was honored at City Hall Saturday for his role in persuading Congress to continue health benefits for sick 9/11 responders.

January 8, 2016POGO9/11 Responders Get Permanent Health Care Benefits
As we headed into the holiday season Congress came through with a well-deserved and long-overdue win for the first responders of 9/11—permanent health care benefits.

January 6, 2016LohudCarmel: FDNY 9/11 first responder Thomas Kelly dies from cancer
‘If you’re worried about your health, then it shouldn’t be your job. … They would do it again.’

January 6, 2016Independent9/11 responder, survivor healthcare permanent
Advocates for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act have reason to celebrate.

January 5, 2016WSFBBlumenthal, Murphy and 9/11 responders highlight permanent extension of World Trade Center Health Program
They rushed to New York following the 9/11 attacks and now firefighters and first responders who worked through the rubble in the World Trade Center will have their healthcare taken care of.

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