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Gillibrand Statement on 9/11 Health Funding Fix Being Left Out of Funding Package

“We have never failed our 9/11 heroes and we don’t intend to start now.”

Fate of WTC Health Program funding tied to omnibus spending bill

A $3.6 billion measure to fully fund the WTC Health Program over the next decade hangs in the balance as lawmakers negotiate on an omnibus bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

Statement on the Release of an Agreed Omnibus Spending Bill that Does Not Contain Funding for the World Trade Center Health Program

What the Senate is saying is that they will not do the right thing unless injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors travel to Washington again and again, to walk their hallways to demand action.

Macon man who worked during 9/11 struggles to get therapist

The 9/11 health providers have not found a counselor for him, but he’s not the only one.

Sen. Schumer pushes weeklong extension to reach spending deal and avoid government shutdown

He warned lawmakers to be prepared to compromise on the bigger spending plan and also to be ready to act quickly to achieve the goal of passing a stopgap measure.

Family fights for change after Abington dad, husband dies of ground-zero-related illness

In 2001, his work sent him to ground zero. By the morning of Sept. 13, he was on the ground and working to secure environmental cleanup contracts for the area immediately surrounding the World Trade Center.

Exposure to World Trade Center Dust Exacerbates Cognitive Impairment and Evokes a Central and Peripheral Pro-Inflammatory Transcriptional Profile in an Animal Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Mice exposed to WTC particulate matter dust exhibited a significant impairment in spatial and recognition short and long-term memory.

After an 8-year battle with 9/11-related cancer, Staten Island NYPD Lt. Maureen Gill-Donohue succumbs to the disease. She was 57.

After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Lt. Gill-Donohue spent countless hours at Ground Zero, where she worked for months and served in several capacities, including overseeing security issues.

NY DEA honors members who died from 9/11-related illnesses with plaque

The memorial, which consists of a bronzed flag engraved with the seven names, will become part of the DEA New York Division’s Hall of Honor.

NYC appeals judge’s pension ruling linking ALS to 9/11 toxins; victim’s widow slams city stance in case

The city’s appeal puts the precedent on hold — and could end the possibility of any 9/11 pensions for sufferers of the disease.