News & Updates


July 20, 2019 -- USA Today -- 343 NYC firefighters died on 9/11. Since then, 200 have died from Ground Zero-related illnesses
The 200th New York City firefighter has died from ailments stemming from working at the toxic World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, according to city officials.

July 19, 2019 -- Salt Lake Tribune -- Bagley Cartoon: Flim-Flam
This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday, July 19, 2019.

July 19, 2019 -- Utah Public Radio -- 9/11 Responders Bristle At Utah Senator Mike Lee’s Moves On Compensation Bill
Senator Mike Lee made national headlines this week for his role in delaying a vote on compensation for 9/11 first responders.

July 18, 2019 -- Newsday -- Rand Paul stymies Senate vote on 9/11 victim fund bill
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sought to have the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund passed by unanimous consent on the Senate floor Wednesday, but Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky blocked it over cost concerns.

July 18, 2019 -- CNN -- Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill
Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders’ health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt.

July 18, 2019 -- KSTU -- Local firefighters dealing with 9/11 health problems ask Congress to fund bill
The 9/11 victim’s compensation fund has been a hot topic in Congress this week after the bipartisan legislation was temporarily delayed, in part due to Utah Sen. Mike Lee.

July 18, 2019 -- Salt Lake Tribune -- Sen. Mike Lee strikes deal to get a final vote on 9/11 compensation bill
Sen. Mike Lee struck a deal Thursday to allow a vote on his amendment to tweak the legislation to extend the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a bill that he held up this week.

July 18, 2019 -- KLS -- Firefighters Respond To Delayed 911 Compensation BIll
Utah Senator Mike Lee’s actions to delay the 9/11 victims compensation fund are not sitting well with a fire captain and a family who lost their father to cancer as a result of helping at ground zero.

July 18, 2019 -- NBC -- ‘An abomination’: Jon Stewart blasts Rand Paul for blocking 9/11 victims bill
“Pardon me if I’m not impressed in any way by Rand Paul’s fiscal responsibility virtue signaling,” Stewart said.

July 18, 2019 -- NY Daily News -- The last last chance: Mitch McConnell charges ahead for 9/11 victim compensation; Rand Paul and Mike Lee stand in the way
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been good to his word: Renewal of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is set for a Tuesday vote.