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Why Jon Stewart Fought So Hard For 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was Sept. 16, just a few days after the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Over the previous five months, sick and d...

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 ...

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...

This Powerful Image Shows Why Jon Stewart Is Fighting So Hard For 9/11 Heroes

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

The Daily Show shared a powerful image from Jon Stewart's return earlier this week that shows just how vital programs offering aid to 9/11 emergency w...

Jon Stewart Didn't Mince Words During His 'Daily Show' Return

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

Jon Stewart is tired of Congress ignoring the men and women who rushed to help the people of New York after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Stewart joine...

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...

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

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2015 | 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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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 Warns 9/11 Heroes Of 'Toxic Bulls**t' From Congress

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart made good on a pledge Wednesday to lobby Congress alongside ailing 9/11 first responders, but he had a warning for them. As ...

Most Of The 2016 GOP Field Has Little To Say About Helping 9/11 Heroes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With one month left to go before the health treatment program for Sept. 11 first responders is set to expire, and with Congress slow-wal...

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Remembered By Politicians Who Opposed The 9/11 Health Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading Republicans marked the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with the words "never forget" on their lips -- most of those using...

9/11 Panel Considers Cancer Coverage Under Zadroga Act

| Posted 02.16.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin LOWER MANHATTAN — An advisory panel examining which conditions should be covered by the Zadroga Act appeared close Wednesday to r...

Michael McAuliff

$2.8 Billion Sept. 11 Fund Opens Doors

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lynne Peeples

For 9/11 Cancer Sufferers, The Struggle For Help Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

Mike Burke was enjoying a round of golf with fellow firefighters when two hijacked planes struck the twin towers ten years ago. "We immediately le...

Lynne Peeples

9/11 Health Watch: Ensuring The Zadroga Act Fulfills Its Promise To Responders

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

After a nearly decade-long battle, supporters of the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act celebrated its passage into law this January. Now, they...

Lynne Peeples

Firefighter Cancer Tied To Ground Zero Exposure

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

Firefighters who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, selflessly exposing themselves to the toxic dust that clouded Ground Zero, were 19 percent m...