News & Updates

June 14, 2019 -- WTHR - Indianapolis, Indiana -- Local 9/11 first responders are counting on Congress to continue the Victim’s Assistance Fund
While congress considers additional funding for 9/11 Victim’s Assistance fund, Hoosiers are watching closely.

June 14, 2019 -- Chief -- For Son Whose Mom Was Post-9/11 Casualty, Victims Fund Paid Tuition
When Paul DiGiacomo, vice president of the Detective’s Endowment Association, lobbies for renewal of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, he has a painful well of first-hand experience to draw from.

June 13, 2019 -- Washington Post -- Carolyn Maloney’s jacket stands out during the 9/11 victims fund fight. That’s the point.
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart made headlines Tuesday for his impassioned plea for Congress to pass a bill that would extend funding for 9/11 victims and their families.

June 13, 2019 -- CNN -- Why Jon Stewart fights for the 9/11 heroes
In a recent congressional hearing, Jon Stewart displayed passionate conviction for the men and women sickened by exposure to Ground Zero toxins.

June 13, 2019 -- NY Post -- Now it’s the Senate’s duty to move fast for hurting 9/11 heroes
Tuesday’s dramatic (and embarrassing, to the no-show members) testimony plainly did the trick: The House Judiciary Committee this week unanimously passed the bill to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090.

June 12, 2019 -- Senate Democrats -- Schumer Pleads With Sen. McConnell To Commit To Hold Stand-Alone Vote On 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund Fix Legislation Immediately After It Passes The Full House
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today pleaded with Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to commit to bringing up legislation to fix the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund for a vote in the United States Senate…

June 12, 2019 -- Chief -- WTC Health Program Director: Half Of 9/11 Firefighters Have Lung Issues
According to a leading World Trade Center medical expert, there could be as many as 20,000 more cancers as a consequence of exposures to the contaminants that were released by the collapse of the Twin Towers…

June 12, 2019 -- Hill -- Schumer calls for Senate vote on 9/11 victim fund
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he is “begging” and “pleading” with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to hold a vote on legislation to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

June 12, 2019 -- New York -- A History of the Long Fight to Secure Funding for 9/11 First Responders
On Tuesday, former Daily Show host and frequent advocate for 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart appeared before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, encouraging representatives to vote on Wednesday to re-up the funding…

June 12, 2019 -- WLNY -- Committee Passes Bill To Extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Heads To House
The heroes and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks are one step closer to getting life-long medical support.