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WASHINGTON — A 9/11 first responder thinks he's an "a--hole."
The grieving father of the Virginia reporter killed on-camera in his community says he's a "coward."
And he's been a lead obstacle on a number of civil rights issues with bipartisan support.
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.
Fourteen years and two months have passed since the World Trade Center collapsed into a cloud of toxic dust, and that long passage of time has altered American politics in countless ways.
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.
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.
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.