Archive of News (2023)

FLEOA Applauds Inclusion of $676 Million for World Trade Center Health Program in Defense Bill

“First responders, civilian personnel, and military personnel who courageously and immediately responded to the attacks are still falling ill from diseases like sarcoidosis.”

AFSCME’s Saunders applauds expansion of World Trade Center Health Program to include additional 9/11 first responders

“Our nation will never forget those — including many AFSCME members — who jumped into action and put their lives on the line to save others on that tragic day.”

A ‘speaker’ for 9/11 health funding

Advocates and survivors who’ve spent more than a decade fighting for funding for those with 9/11-related illnesses found an unlikely ally.

PTSD and lower respiratory symptoms: A systematic review of longitudinal associations in early 9/11 World Trade Center responders

The data demonstrate that there are significant associations between PTSD and LRS among 9/11 early responders.

Mike Johnson’s 9/11 moment: The House speaker comes through for the World Trade Center Health Program

He found a way to fill in part of the shortfall in the CDC’s WTC Health Program that provides medical care for the responders and survivors who still suffer from the toxic fallout from the WTC’s destruction.

Feds fix loophole preventing soldiers from getting 9/11 healthcare

Additions to the National Defense Authorization Act will now allow soldiers and sailors who helped sift through the rubble at the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA to enroll in the WTC Health Program.

World Trade Center Health Program gets $676 million in final defense bill

The annual defense bill released late Wednesday authorizes $676 million for the WTC Health Program to extend services to those who responded on 9/11 at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Statement on the Inclusion of the Gillibrand/Braun Amendment in the National Defense Authorization That Will Ensure That All 9/11 Responders to the Pentagon and Shanksville, Including Former Active Duty Soldiers and Sailors, Will Be Able to Enroll in the WTC Health Program and Will Also Help to Close the Long Term Impending Funding Shortfall Threatening the Program

Today the Leadership of the House and the Senate announced agreement on a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will be put before both Houses of Congress.

Garbarino, Gillibrand Secure Funding For 9/11 Health Care in Annual Defense Package

This legislation will provide $444 million to address the WTCHP funding gap and $232 million to extend coverage for military and civilian 9/11 responders at the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA.

Retired New York State Police sergeant dies of illness tied to 9/11 response

Technical Sgt. Christopher P. Rock joined state police in 1987 and served for 26 years before his retirement in September 2013.