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Nov 18, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The movement to pass a permanent extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has gained momentum Wednesday, with one of the two House committees involved expressing support.

Nov 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – In what 9/11 survivor advocates are calling an "important step forward," House Republicans on a key committee met about the Zadroga Act Wednesday, with many privately voicing support for a permanent reauthorization.

Nov 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – A key House committee will consider renewing the World Trade Center Health Program permanently instead of for the five years originally proposed, several New York lawmakers said Wednesday .

The change, which the House Energy and Commerce Committee declined to confirm, would be included in legislation reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- With reaction to the attacks in Paris as a backdrop, lawmakers and 9/11 responders made a new push Tuesday to pass a permanent 9/11 health bill, linking the effort to the terrorism in France.

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act stepped up their campaign Tuesday by enlisting the support of veterans of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Paul Rieckhoff, CEO of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, pledged that his organization will urge lawmakers to pass the reauthorization bill.

Nov 16, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 14, 2015 In The News

In a positive signal from Congress, bipartisan majorities in both houses are on record as approving permanent renewal and financing of the emergency health care and compensation programs needed by thousands of 

Nov 13, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 13, 2015 In The News

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.

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