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Jul 31, 2015 In The News

Jon Stewart is less than a week away from retiring from The Daily Show, but he’s already thinking about his next act: crusading this fall in Washington for the Sept. 11 first responders.

Jul 7, 2015 In The News

A national campaign to pressure FIFA to pay women's soccer teams fairly gained wide attention in its first day, after the international soccer governing body awarded the U.S. women's soccer team, winners of the Women's World Cup, $6 million less than it paid men's teams that lost in the first round of last year's World Cup.

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Jun 22, 2015 In The News

Dozens of New York 9/11 first responders and firefighters boarded buses to Washington, D.C. last week to urge lawmakers to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Retired NYPD Officer David Howley offered gripping testimony during a congressional hearing on extending the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program before it expires in late September.

Jun 20, 2015 In The News

Three New York lawmakers are warning that victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks could lose financial support in October 2016 if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the compensation fund.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is slated to expire then, and only a quarter of compensation claims have been resolved so far.

Jun 11, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — First responders who were seriously hurt in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks appeared before a congressional committee in Washington on Thursday.

Jun 11, 2015 In The News

Hundreds of New York City firefighters and others suffering from 9/11-related illnesses are headed to Washington on Thursday to testify at a hearing to renew the Zadroga Act.

Jun 11, 2015 In The News

 One of the most powerful Republicans in Washington set a grand example for representatives of both parties on Thursday by endorsing legislation to extend health care and compensation for sickened 9/11 responders.

Jun 11, 2015 In The News

With benefits for 9/11 first responders set to expire at the end of September, dozens of firefighters descended on Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about cancer, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and respiratory diseases contracted at Ground Zero.

Jun 11, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), an early and vocal supporter of the original James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (now PL 111-347), announced today that the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing tomorrow on reauthorizing this important program.  

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