News & Updates


February 19, 2018 -- Newsday -- Rep. Peter King: Donald Trump plan could endanger 9/11 responders
King says a plan to reorganize the World Trade Center Health Program could deprive participants of occupational health experts.

February 18, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- FDNY ‘Cook Off’ fund-raiser aims to help 9/11 firefighters battling cancer
They’re not just fighting fires. More than 1,000 active and retired FDNY members are battling 9/11-related cancers — and the department is holding a cook-off to raise funds and awareness.

February 18, 2018 -- Hill -- Lawmakers call for withdrawal of Trump proposal that could impact 9/11 responders’ health care
A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers called on White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to scrap a proposal in President Trump’s proposed budget plan they say could threaten the health treatment of 9/11 first responders.

February 18, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- 9/11 responders’ health treatment and monitoring threatened by Trump’s budget plan
Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.

February 18, 2018 -- CBS NY -- New York Lawmakers: Trump Administration Budget Plan Could Endanger 9/11 Responders’ Health
Members of the New York City Congressional delegation on Sunday urged a rollback of a Trump administration plan that they said would risk the health of first responders who worked during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks…

February 13, 2018 -- Lohud -- 9/11 continues to cost lives of first responders: Editorial
The losses seem to never let up. This month, some 17½ years after the terrorist attacks leveled the World Trade Center, we lost several first responders to diseases embedded into their bodies from ground zero’s toxic swirl.

February 12, 2018 -- WITI -- ‘There needs to be a better system in place:’ Wisconsin 9/11 responder left waiting for treatment
They are our nation’s heroes — 9/11 responders. Years later, the terror attack continues to take lives and dramatically alter others — so is our country doing right by those who served and sacrificed?

February 10, 2018 -- Infosurhoy -- Students with 9/11-related illnesses describe diagnoses
Former students with 9/11-related illnesses due to toxins that settled over their school – mere blocks away from the Twin Towers – came forward yesterday to urge others to get screened before it is too late.

February 9, 2018 -- Daily Mail -- Students with 9/11-related illnesses describe their horrific diagnoses triggered by exposure to Ground Zero’s toxic fumes
Former students with 9/11-related illnesses due to toxins that settled over their school – mere blocks away from the Twin Towers – came forward yesterday to urge others to get screened before it is too late.

February 9, 2018 -- WMBF -- 9/11 first responder who retired to Myrtle Beach passes away
Eugene Francis Madden, a 9/11 first responder and retired New York Police Department officer who retired to Myrtle Beach, passed away on Tuesday, February 6.


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