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Day After Rejecting Veto, Congressional Leaders Concerned About 9/11 Law

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new la...

Donald Trump Touted 9/11 But Never Supported The Bill To Help 9/11 Heroes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

Attacked for being a New Yorker, Donald Trump draped himself Thursday night in indignation and the valor of other city residents and first responders ...

Congress Finally Passes A 9/11 Health Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over 14 years after extremists hijacked airplanes to perpetrate the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in history, Congress voted Frid...

Congress Finally Comes Through For Ailing Sept. 11 Heroes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is finally responding. Over 14 years after terrorists hijacked planes to strike the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, lawmakers ...

We're This Close To Getting A Permanent Health Bill For 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new bill to aid ailing 9/11 responders was on the cusp of completion Tuesday, with legislators and staff scrambling to tie up the last...

Why Lindsey Graham Is Impressed With Jon Stewart, Who Mocked Him For Years

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 12.13.2015 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- For years, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was a frequent punching bag for former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who created and honed ...

Hillary Clinton Hails Jon Stewart In Her Own 9/11 Push

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton loves her some Jon Stewart these days, and not because he's funny. It's because he has again shined a spotlight on Congr...

New 9/11 Bill Hits Last-Minute Snags, Large Cuts

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just when it looked like a new 9/11 health and compensation law was on the brink of being finalized -- and after House Speaker Paul Ryan...

Paul Ryan Pledges 9/11 Bill Is All But Done

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hopes rose Wednesday that Congress was finally going to pass a new bill to aid ailing and dying 9/11 responders, with House Speaker Paul...

9/11 Advocates Accuse GOP Of Sabotaging Health Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates for a new 9/11 health bill are heading back to Capitol Hill Wednesday amid concerns that House Republicans will sabotage the m...

Jon Stewart's Back On 'The Daily Show' Tonight, And He Is Not Happy

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart isn't letting up in his effort to convince lawmakers to pass a new 9/11 bill after his visit to Congress last week -- the fo...

Senators' Snacks Feed Jon Stewart Jokes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For South Dakota Sen. John Thune (R), nothing says welcome like beef jerky. It's what he hands out to visitors of his Senate office. On ...

Watch Jon Stewart And 9/11 First Responders Actually Change A GOP Senator's Mind

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As of Thursday morning, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among just 34 senators who had not signed on as a sponsor of a new 9/11 health and...

Jon Stewart Is Back On Capitol Hill -- And He's Angry

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart is back on Capitol Hill. And this time, he's angry. Stewart visited Congress in September to implore lawmakers to pass a per...

9/11 Responders Crash Mitch McConnell's Office

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American flag outside the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) in the Russell Senate Office Building was hanging a little...

Democrats Accuse Mitch McConnell Of Holding Up Funding For 9/11 First Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insists he will pass a new 9/11 health and compensation bill, but multiple sources told H...

Congress Might Actually Pass A Permanent 9/11 Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The path to Congress passing a permanent 9/11 health and compensation bill got a little clearer Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis...

Most GOP 2016 Hopefuls STILL Won't Back 9/11 Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly all of the Republican candidates for president are unable to decide if they support new legislation to aid Sept. 11 responders, ...

Jon Stewart: Congress Is Treating Health Program For 9/11 Responders Like 'Just Another' Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jon Stewart on Wednesday lobbied Congress on behalf of 9/11 responders, it stirred up the desired publicity. But any sense of hope ...

Jon Stewart To Walk Halls Of Congress With 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart spent years upbraiding Congress from his perch on the set of "The Daily Show," perhaps never to so great an effect as when h...

America Made Their Voices Heard for Our 9/11 Heroes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Who are we as Americans if we don't take care of our heroes? It's been nine long years since these brave men and women answered the call on 9/11 and I'm so proud that today the US Senate has now answered theirs.

Tom Coburn Vs. Rudy Giuliani In Latest Battle Over 9/11 First Responders Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated with additional reporting by Ryan Grim WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a licensed physician long known as the S...

Senate Republicans Spread Ground Zero Gloom

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York bashing is back. The GOP scuttling of the 9/11 health bill suggests it makes sense to sue to get your due. Not the message the trial-lawyer-averse Republicans might have wanted to send, but they sent it.

Needed: A GOP Ground Zero Hero

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The 9/11 health bill faces a vote in the Senate. Democratic backers are one Republican vote short of passage.

GOP's Ground Zero Hypocrisy

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The same folks who refuse to spend money on the heroes who sacrificed their lives and their health at Ground Zero are worried sick that a nearby mosque will sully the sacred soil.