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James Zadroga 911 Health and Compensation Act

One Reason Why I'm With Hillary

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 04.15.2016 | New York
Carolyn Maloney

Everyone knows I'm with Hillary. And while there are many reasons why I support her candidacy, her role as a leader in the fight to address the 9/11 health crisis is one example of why I believe she will do great things for our country as President.

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...

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...

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...

Backers Of New 9/11 Bill Link Effort To Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

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 heal...

Congress Shorted 9/11 Responders By $12 Billion

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress rushed to finish a 9/11 health and compensation bill in 2010, just before Christmas, supporters of the legislation were fo...

Paul Ryan's Chairmen Do End Run On 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) newly empowered committee chairmen took immediate advantage Thursday of the freshly elected le...

9/11 Responder: Rand Paul Ran Away From Me

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) ran away from a 9/11 responder who approached him outside a Washington apartment building to talk about reauthori...

How A Dead Man's Wheelchair Could Help Pass A New 9/11 Health Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most people who lobby Congress rely on millions of dollars and connections to well-placed insiders. Ray Pfeifer needed a new motorized w...

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, ...

First Responders: Our Ingratitude

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

It is painful to me, and frankly a national disgrace, that we so mistreat those 9/11 first responders. Hundreds of them rushed into the fray. They followed their human instinct that was stronger in them than in most others to save lives, and it cost many their own lives.

9/11 Health Program Now Officially On Borrowed Time

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to a sense of urgency, Congress has to be graded on a curve these days, so perhaps no one should be too surprised that law...

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 and 9/11 Responders Walk The Halls Of Congress

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jon Stewart and more than 100 9/11 responders walk the halls of Congress Wednesday, they'll have plenty to say to lawmakers about r...

9/11 Should Be a Federal Holiday

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

Make the actual date of September 11th a federal holiday. None of this assigning it an "Every Second Monday" or "Every Second Friday" status. It's not like anybody who has any connection to the date, or even basic human compassion, doesn't spend a lot of time on that day thinking about what happened in 2001.

Lawmakers Who Hailed 9/11 Heroes Still Shun Bill To Help Them

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most members of Congress had something to say about never forgetting the heroes of 9/11 as the 14th anniversary of those attacks passed ...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Jon Stewart Wanted Names Of 9/11 Bill Opponents. Here They Are.

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the health treatment program for 9/11 responders set to expire this fall and Congress moving slowly to reauthorize it, Jon Stewart ...

Michael McAuliff

This Time, Republicans Are Backing 9/11 Health Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What a difference five years make. Unlike in 2010, when Congress nearly failed to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation A...

As We Mourn Robin Williams, Let's Not Forget the Quiet Heroes

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Tanya Villanueva Tepper

As the headlines buzz and our hearts ache with the news of Robin Williams losing his battle to mental illness, several quiet heroes have also lost their own battles in these last few years. Their fight wasn't against depression or drugs or celebrity scrutiny, but it was just as sinister, and just as heartbreaking.

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Running For GOP Leadership Because Of 9/11 Opposed 9/11 Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In one of his earliest acts as a member of Congress in 2010, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) voted against the James Zadroga 9/11 Health a...