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Nov 9, 2015 In The News

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.

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

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

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 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 2, 2015 In The News

A 9/11 cleanup worker who lost part of his foot at Ground Zero on Monday stood at the site of the terror attack and called the Virginia congressman trying to water down a bill that would help first responders “an a--hole.”

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

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.

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