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WASHINGTON -- When Congress rushed to finish a 9/11 health and compensation bill in 2010, just before Christmas, supporters of the legislation were forced to scale back their proposals to win over skeptical Republicans.
Members of the New York Congressional Delegation are continuing their push for a full reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
NEW YORK—Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined a coalition of 27 bipartisan mayors and local leaders (including all regional county executives) to send a letter to new U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, urging him to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.
Having given her last full measure of devotion to her city and country, New York Police Lt. Marci Simms was laid to rest Sunday, a casualty of the war that came from the sky on 9/11.
NYPD Lt. Marci Simms, 51, contracted cancer after responding to Sept. 11 more than 14 years ago. She was among more than 33,000 first responders and survivors with illnesses related to the terrorist attack's aftermath.
She died on Nov. 5.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Twenty-four local leaders from around the country, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, have created a bipartisan coalition in support of reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act as a permanent measure.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of New York’s congressional delegation are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to convince the Republican House majority to permanently extend the 2010 Zadroga Act, the law that provides compensation for first responders who became ill after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
A group of 9/11 first responders who have been diagnosed with cancer and other diseases are putting Republican presidential candidates on the hot seat.
If the U.S. House of Representatives has an outstanding talent, it is its ability to reveal ugliness where no one ever thought to look for it.
It changed leadership last week, yet progress can still be hijacked by a self-absorbed misanthrope masquerading as a budget hawk.