In a major victory for ailing first responders, congressional negotiators included an $8.1 billion measure to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package that was finalized and released Tuesday night, lawmakers said.
The long, hard fight to reauthorize funds for 9/11 survivors is finally coming to an end. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made public must-pass legislation that includes funding for the Zadroga Act Tuesday night.
Fourteen years later, they sit in a mostly empty Hangar 17 at JFK Airport — the last remains of 9/11. After the Sept. 11 attacks, the Port Authority stashed about 1 percent of the relics recovered from the World Trade Center ruins, everything from crushed police cars to store mannequins.
It's been three years since a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut, but this school is honoring the dead with a kindness that's sinking in.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, flanked by police and firefighters, pushed Congress on Thursday to keep dollars flowing to a health program for first responders and others who got sick working in the rubble of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Three years after the Sandy Hook mass shooting prompted public demands for mental health care reform, an increasing number of states have cut funding for mental health services, according to a report released Tuesday by a mental health advocacy group.
On Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 pm ET, President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe.
President Obama sought on Sunday to calm jittery Americans after the terrorist attack last week in California, delivering a prime-time address designed to underscore the government’s campaign against an evolving threat. Speaking from a lectern in the Oval Office, Mr.
The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001.
Comedian Jon Stewart, firefighters, policemen and other 9/11 first responders confronted lawmakers Thursday as they pressured Congress to extend health care benefits before they run out.
As of Thursday morning, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among just 34 senators who had not signed on as a sponsor of a new 9/11 health and compensation bill.
In a letter that paid tribute to the sacrifice of a woman who spent weeks after the Sept. 11 attack rescuing pets from lower Manhattan apartments and who died of cancer earlier this month, U.S. Rep.
For Nick Poliseno of Spotswood, the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010 is a lifesaver. Known simply as the Zadroga Act, the legsilation provides medical treatment and health benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors. Funding for the Zadroga Act is set to run out Oct.
Calling it a "shameful" situation, several members of Congress, along with local elected officials and leaders of the State Police and fire unions, gathered Monday at the Fire Headquarters on Irvington Avenue to call for permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation
New Jersey state Senator Raymond Lesniak will stand up with Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage and US Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, the NJ State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA), and the NJ State Policeman’s Benevolent Association (PBA) to support the James Zadroga 9/11
Long Island residents, who are also 9/11 first responders, showed their support Sunday for victims of recent terror attacks. The first responders gathered at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset to honor the victims of the attacks in Paris and Mali.
Former Deputy Mayor John Zuccotti, whose namesake park was briefly taken over by Occupy Wall Street protesters in 2011, has died. He was 78.
The headlines this week are reminding psychologists of the anxiety and fear that followed the Sept. 11 attacks. Suicide bombers and shootings in Paris. Attacks in Beirut and Nigeria. Threatening videos and public officials holding news conferences. Diverted planes. Suspicious packages.
Sen. Marco Rubio has signed on to back reauthorizing the Zadroga Act, making him the first top-tier Republican White House candidate to throw his support behind the bipartisan legislation to help 9/11 survivors.
President François Hollande has used a highly-unusual address to both French parliaments to call on Russia and America to “unite our forces” in a coalition to destroy Isil, three days after Islamists killed 129 in France's worst ever terror attacks.