Archive of Press Releases

NYPD ceremony to honor officers who died of Sept. 11-related illnesses

The new names represent the largest addition to the Sept. 11-section of the police memorial in recent years.

911 Health Statement on Cuts to Compensation For Those Injured by 9/11 Due to Lack of Funding

STATEMENT FROM 911 HEALTH WATCH ON the VCF’s determination of Insufficiencny and the cuts in Compensation that are being imposed FOR THOSE INJURED BY 9/11 DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING February 15th, 2019 Today’s announcement from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special … Continue reading

Statement from 911 Health Watch on “Notice of Inquiry“ Regarding the Potential of Cuts to Compensation for those Injured by 9/11 Due to Lack of Funding

911 Health Watch wants to thank the Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), Rupa Bhattacharyya, the Department of Justice and Attorney General Sessions for today’s publication in the Federal Register of the VCF’s “Notice of Inquiry” regarding the … Continue reading

Statement from 911 Health Watch on the Second Anniversary the appointment of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

Statement from 911 Health Watch on the Second Anniversary the appointment of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya. Below is a message from Rupa Bhattacharyya, released today on the Second Anniversary of her appointment as September 11th Victim Compensation … Continue reading

Statement of 911 Health Watch on the House of Representatives Rejecting the Mulvaney Proposal that would have seriously harmed the administration of the World Trade Center Health Program.

The U.S. House of Representatives has decisively rejected Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s proposal that would have seriously harmed the World Trade Center Health Program and the medical monitoring and treatment that it provides to over 86,000 9/11 responders and survivors … Continue reading

OMB Proposal Threatens World Trade Center Health Program and Health of 9/11 Responders and Survivors

The President’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 contains a threat to the carefully established and designed management and administration of the World Trade Center Health Program and could result in adversely impacting the health and wellbeing of thousands of … Continue reading

Statement of 911 Health Watch on the Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) 6th Annual Report

911 Health Watch wants to commend the Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, along with her staff, for the progress they have demonstrated in this annual report, in working to process claims for injured and ill … Continue reading

Statement of 911 Health Watch and Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act on the passing of Dr. James Melius

With a heavy heart we must report that Dr. James Melius had died. Dr. Melius was a founding member of 911 Health Watch and Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act, Chair of the World Trade Center Health … Continue reading

Facebook Live events on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program for 9/11 responders and survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Ben Chevat, 9/11 Health Watch, (301) 922-5034 ben.chevat@911healthwatch.org John Feal, FealGood Foundation, (516) 901-7427 Feal13@aol.com Press Inquiries on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Nicole.Navas@usdoj.gov September 7, 2017 Facebook Live events on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and … Continue reading

Statement of 911 Health Watch on the Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 5th Annual Report

“Today’s release by the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of its 5th Annual Report along with updated statistics continues to show real progress in providing the assistance that injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors have been waiting for. 911 … Continue reading