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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 Fri...

Congress Finally Comes Through For Ailing Sept. 11 Heroes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

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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 las...

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

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

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

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9/11 Responders Crash Mitch McConnell's Office

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

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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

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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 l...

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 rea...

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

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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...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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...