James Zadroga News
9 /11 First Responders Battle Toxic Exposures 15 Years Later
It has been 15 years since Ray Pfeifer saw news about a plane hitting the north tower of the World Trade Center. A two-decade veteran of the New York Fire Department, Pfeifer was on his way to enjoy a round of golf when he immediately got back in his car and headed into the city. A member of FDNY
Some 9 /11 First Responders Slam Donald Trump for Not Backing Their Health Care Funding
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly invoked New York City’s response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he represented “New York values.” But Trump's comments have angered some 9/11 first responders because they say he didn’t support their
Jon Stewart Returns to Capitol Hill to Lobby for 9 /11 Responders
Jon Stewart is back on Capitol Hill Thursday to lobby lawmakers to reauthorize the Zadroga Act, which established a first responder health program and a victims’ compensation fund in 2010. The former “Daily Show” host has been an ardent supporter of the first responders who worked to clear Ground
Jon Stewart Chases Down Lawmakers to Lobby for 9 /11 First Responders
The former "Daily Show" traveled to Washington to support extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Jon Stewart Lobbies, Chases Down Lawmakers for 9 /11 First Responders
Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart joined 100 9/11 first responders today to lobby lawmakers for the extension of 9/11 health programs, honoring a pledge made to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand during one of his final shows in July. Gillibrand and other New York-area members of Congress enlisted
Deadline Nears For 9 /11 Victims Compensation Fund
Health officials are urging people who were directly affected by the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center to sign up for the Victims Compensation Fund before this Thursday's deadline. The fund was established in 2010 as part of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to help
9 /11 Victim Compensation Fund Filing Deadline Nears
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK Cancer rates among first responders and residents of lower Manhattan who were directly impacted by the 9/11 terror attacks are 15 percent higher than in the general public, according to a study of the World Trade Center Health Registry published earlier this year . I am among
Cancer Connection to 9 /11 Dust Is No Surprise
When the doctor diagnosed me with kidney cancer this past spring, I wasn't surprised, not one bit. I had known it was coming for nearly 11 years. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I watched from my living room window as terrorists drove the second plane into the south tower of the World Trade
Ready To Bounce? Obama Gets A Lift In New Poll (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: A DAY TO REMEMBER: On this, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President Obama will attend a 9/11 Observance ceremony at The Pentagon Memorial before visit Walter Reed National Military ...
Ground Zero Cancer Victims Happy But Frustrated
9/11 first responders with cancer can now receive free medical care and other compensation under Zadroga.