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James Zadroga 911 Health and Compensation Act

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

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

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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

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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

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Jon Stewart and 9/11 Responders Walk The Halls Of Congress

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

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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. | 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 | 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.

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

Study: 9/11 Responders See 15% Increased Cancer Risk

Newsday | Ridgely Ochs | Posted 06.23.2013 | New York

A major health study of 9/11 responders has found an increased risk of cancer, mirroring two prior investigations. The federally sponsored study of a...

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Sequester Swipes 9/11 Compensation To Pay Down Deficit | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The victims and survivors of 9/11 are being forced again to sacrifice -- this time by the sequestration budget cuts that are dipping int...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Raids 9/11 Funds For Deficit | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers vowed to "never forget" 9/11 again last week, but it appears many already had -- in the budget sequester legislation Congress ...

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Sept. 11 Responders Still Waiting For Relief | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's been 11 years since terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center towers, and more than a year-and-a-half since President Barac...

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$2.8 Billion Sept. 11 Fund Opens Doors | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new September 11 Victim Compensation Fund took its first major step to begin helping people sickened and dying from the rescue and r...

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Sept. 11 Fund Could Cover Cancer Victims, 9/11 Czar Says | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new czar of the Sept. 11 Victims' Compensation Fund is offering hope to 9/11 responders who are dying from cancer as their fatal dis...

Republicans to 9/11 Responders: Drop Dead

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

Despite all of the rhetoric, all of the video tributes, and the supposed patriotism of the Republican Party in this country, the true colors of the Senate Republicans certainly shown today.