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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—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.
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.
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.
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.
For Ray Pfeifer, the repercussions from his days as a NYC firefighter responding in the aftermath of 9/11 are severe. From the World Trade Center cough to now stage four renal cancer that has spread to his bones has left him in a wheelchair.
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.
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.
Politicians, first responders and advocates converged near the World Trade Center Monday to deride a Republican proposal that they claim guts the Zadroga Act and leaves firefighters, cops and others suffering toxic effects of 9/11 without the health care and compensation they deserve.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 9/11 survivors are calling out a group of lawmakers backing a new bill that would undermine the effort to revive the expiring Zadroga Act helping sick first responders.