News & Updates


July 17, 2019 -- Washington Post -- 9/11 victims bill stalls as Republican senators seek conditions for funding
A Republican senator moved Wednesday to stall for the moment legislation providing compensation to 9/11 workers, sparking an emotional appeal on behalf of those sick and dying after responding to Ground Zero.

July 17, 2019 -- Hill -- Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

July 17, 2019 -- NY Post -- Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul are holding up 9/11 victims fund
A pair of penny-pinching Republican senators are gumming up the works on a bipartisan bill that would provide for 9/11 victims and their families, infuriating first responders who worked at Ground Zero.

July 15, 2019 -- WCBS -- Senators Call For Immediate Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would replenish and make permanent the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund last week, but questions remain about the legislation’s fate in the Senate.

July 15, 2019 -- Carolyn B. Maloney -- Maloney, Schumer, Nadler, and NYC Advocates Celebrate House Passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act and Call on Senate to Pass Bill Quickly
Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 9/11 first responders and health and compensation advocates to celebrate the overwhelming House passage of H.R. 1327…

July 15, 2019 -- WNBC -- House Passes Act for 9/11 First Responders, But Future Still Uncertain for Victims
As she struggled to maintain her composure, Janet Remouns recalled the memories of her husband coming home each day “covered in white powder.”

July 13, 2019 -- Fox -- Jon Stewart: House passes 9/11 victims compensation bill, but ‘none of us feel like the job is done’
The House of Representatives’ reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is an achievement but not the end of activists’ work, according to Jon Stewart.

July 13, 2019 -- NY Daily News -- Next stop, the Senate: Halfway there to make permanent the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Yesterday, we called for a unanimous House vote to provide financial support to the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks on America.

July 12, 2019 -- Buffalo News -- First responders from WNY will benefit from aid to 9/11 victims
The House on Friday passed a bill that aims to keep aid flowing to thousands of people who still suffer from physical and psychic damage stemming from the terrorist attack…

July 12, 2019 -- People -- Police Officer at Ground Zero Speaks Out After His ‘Shocking’ Breast Cancer Diagnosis: ‘People Are Dying’
Attorney Michael Barasch is representing 37 men with breast cancer that worked or went to school in the area of ground zero — and he believes there are many more cases