News & Updates

May 19, 2019 -- NY Post -- 9/11 fund shrivels up as first responder cancer cases continue to grow
New Yorkers who survived 9/11 are experiencing a massive surge in aggressive brain cancers as dollars for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund continue to dry up…

May 18, 2019 -- -- Never Forget the Heroes Act a must for 9/11 responders
Sometimes people want what they don’t need.

May 18, 2019 -- -- He showed up on 9/11 to volunteer his help, and now he’s sick. We must help him, legislator says
Lt. Bill Ricci knows he will continue to have respiratory problems. He also knows it will be because of 9/11.

May 18, 2019 -- NY Daily News -- Standing for the heroes: Congress appears to be stepping up for those sickened by the toxic air after 9/11
When September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya saw the ever-growing numbers of people felled by illnesses caused by exposure…

May 17, 2019 -- AJC - Atlanta, Georgia -- FBI names Atlanta office after special agent who died of 9/11 illness
A man died because he loved people.

May 17, 2019 -- WRGB -- Bill aimed at helping 9/11 first responders passes in Senate
A bill aimed at helping September 11th first responders has passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate.

May 17, 2019 -- Newsday -- Plaques for two fallen Nassau officers, victims of 9/11, join memorial
The two new bronze-cast plaques, which brings the number of police officers’ names on the memorial to 40, were unveiled Thursday at the department’s annual ceremony to honor its fallen.

May 17, 2019 -- Kirsten Gillibrand -- Gillibrand, Grassley Bill To Help First Responders And Their Families Access Benefits They Earned Unanimously Passes Senate
The Bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act Would Allow First Responders and Their Families To Receive the Benefits They Deserve

May 17, 2019 -- NY Daily News -- 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund renewal bill clears major hurdle with backing by GOP congressman
The bill to renew the cash-strapped 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is getting a major boost, with the backing of the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.

May 16, 2019 -- NCBI -- Post-9/11 Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms among World Trade Center-Exposed Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Workers
Peripheral neuropathy can result from numerous conditions including metabolic disorders, inflammatory disease, or exposure to environmental or biological toxins.

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