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March 19, 2019 -- Insider NJ -- Problem Solvers Caucus Formally Supports the “Never Forget the Heroes Act”
Problem Solvers Caucus Formally Supports the “Never Forget the Heroes Act,” Pushes for Priority Consideration on House Floor Under New House 290 “Consensus Calendar” Rule

March 19, 2019 -- Pulmonary Fibrosis News -- Study Finds Increased Risk of PF Among World Trade Center Responders
Exposure to dust in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks increased the risk of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) among responders, according to an evaluation of self-reported surveys.

March 19, 2019 -- Observer-Reporter - Washington, Pennsylvania -- 9/11 compensation fund should be fully funded, supported
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, happened close to a generation ago, yet people are still dying as a result.

March 17, 2019 -- Observer-Reporter - Washington, Pennsylvania -- EDITORIAL: 9/11 compensation fund should be fully funded, supported
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, happened close to a generation ago, yet people are still dying as a result.

March 15, 2019 -- NY Daily News -- GOP star Liz Cheney backing 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund bill
Conservative rising star Rep. Liz Cheney is signing on to the bill to compensate sick and dying 9/11 responders and their survivors, advocates told the Daily News Friday.

March 15, 2019 -- WLNY -- New Green Space To Honor Those Suffering From 9/11-Related Illnesses
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is expanding to honor not only those who were killed in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but also the thousands more who have died or gotten sick from the aftermath.

March 15, 2019 -- Time -- 9/11 Survivors Are Still Getting Sick. Now They’re Worried They Can’t Afford Their Bills
On Sept. 11, 2001, Marines veteran Charles “Chuck” Flickinger walked into the local firehouse in Lake Carmel, N.Y., and volunteered to join the rescue effort.

March 13, 2019 -- Insider NJ -- Kennedy, Holley & Zwicker Bill to Aid 9/11 First Responders Clears Assembly Panel
Aiming to assist first responders who voluntarily participated in 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen James Kennedy, Jamel Holley and Andrew Zwicker expanding eligibility for accidental disability allowance…

March 13, 2019 -- Futurity -- Does PTSD put 9/11 responders at risk of dementia?
There may be a link between chronic PTSD in 9/11 responders and neurodegeneration, a pilot study finds.

March 13, 2019 -- NYS AFL-CIO -- Podcast Episode 2: Benefits Set To Expire on 9/11 Victims and 1st Responders
After being denied help for years, 90,000 9/11 Responders and Survivors from around the country who went to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Shanksville crash site are now getting medical monitoring, treatment and compensation for their injuries.


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