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Nov 9, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 9, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 9, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 9, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 9, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 7, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 3, 2015 In The News

A powerful House Republican has emerged with a message for thousands of sickened Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers: You are heroes for five years; after that, drop dead.

Nov 3, 2015 In The News

New York advocates for permanently funding a 9/11 victim compensation fund unleashed blistering words Monday against U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, who they claim is trying to water down funding and limit the fund to just five more years.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y) and other Democratic lawmakers on Monday will join firefighters who are demanding healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders.
The healthcare fund for the firefighters and police officers who were diagnosed with cancer and other diseases after responding to the terrorist attacks began to expire last month.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

Elected officials and supporters of the Zadroga Act say a Republican proposal to temporarily extend the bill has fallen short.

The program that monitors and treats September 11th first responders expired in September after Congress failed to renew it.

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