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James Zadroga Health Bill

Undocumented 9/11 Workers: Still Neglected, Still Dying

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Ryan Campbell

Talking with the survivors, they all say the same thing: some of us have already died from the work we did at Ground Zero, and all of us are sick.

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...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Raids 9/11 Funds For Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Michael McAuliff

Sept. 11 Responders Still Waiting For Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Feds Expected To Recognize 9/11 Cancer Link

Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the federal government is expected to recognize a link between exposure to toxic dusts caused b...

9/11 Workers Face Major Challenges For Health Cost Compensation

AP | ALEX KATZ | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Sheila Birnbaum is known in legal circles across New York as the "queen of torts" for her prowess in sorting out complicated cases. B...

Don't Make Our Finest Fight City Hall for Their Lives

Bill de Blasio | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York
Bill de Blasio

You would think that the City would be doing everything possible to protect the health of police officers like Alonzo Harris, after all they have done for us. But you would be wrong.

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...

Healthcare and the Marcellus Shale -- Fracking's Consequences in Upstate New York

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 02.19.2012 | New York
Lila Nordstrom

It took ten years to pass a comprehensive 9/11 health bill. Communities that expose themselves to fracking will undoubtedly face even longer waits for care than 9/11 victims did.

Michael McAuliff

A Pocketful Of Terror: Deciphering My Toxic Dust From 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, just before I went on vacation with my family, I went to my basement and retrieved a legal-sized white envelope and an ...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Hammer GOP Candidate Who Didn't Think Volunteers Deserved 9/11 Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are slamming the GOP candidate trying to replace ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, criticizing the Queens-bred businessman as a...

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Health Czar: No Cancer Link To Ground Zero

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and cleanup who are stricken with cancer had their hopes dashed Tuesday -- at least temporari...

Michael McAuliff

Sept. 11 Fund Could Cover Cancer Victims, 9/11 Czar Says

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Lawmakers Wanting To Screen 9/11 Responders For Terrorism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

In 2010, "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart committed himself fully to advocating for the passage of the Zadroga Bill, a measure that would "provide $7...

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Responders Warned They Will Be Screened For Terrorism Ties (EXCLUSIVE)

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A provision in the new 9/11 health bill may be adding insult to injury for people who fell sick after their service in the aftermath of ...

Michael McAuliff

Ailing 9/11 Responders Aided By Budget Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new budget passed by Congress Thursday fixes a legislative gaffe that could have killed a new program that helps ailing 9/11 respond...

Zadroga Bill's Passage Raises Question: Who Will Be Covered?

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — There is no doubt that Richard Volpe is sick, and no doubt that the former police detective spent 9/11 breathing in clouds of soot at...

WATCH: Kirsten Gillibrand Praises The Daily Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Kirsten Gillibrand visited The Daily Show last night to discuss the success of the 9/11 First Responders Bill. Jon Stewart opened by praising Gilli...

Jon Stewart Did What Pundits and Reporters Should Have Done

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

By dedicating even a few minutes of his show to the 9/11 first responders bill and by interviewing key players in the saga, Stewart instantly lapped most of the Beltway press corps.

Rove and O'Reilly Are Wrong About Jon Stewart and the 9/11 Health Bill

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

Rove and O'Reilly's defense of GOP intransigence is hardly worth recounting. What was notable was their suggestion that Stewart suspiciously developed an interest in this story just last week.

Happy Holidays for Ground Zero Heroes

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

After weeks -- years -- of sound and fury, it was a welcome finale. The Senate Republicans were shamed into giving up their opposition to the 9/11 health bill.

Jason Linkins

White House Looking To Jon Stewart For Help With 9/11 Responders Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, per Politico, here is a thing that is happening in our lives: Robert Gibbs, President Obama's press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he ...

Mr. Independent? Kirk's Votes On Major Bills This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During his race for Illinois Senate, Mark Kirk often touted an appellation given to him by the suburban Daily Herald newspaper: "Mr. Independent." In...