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    BREAKING NEWS: SENATE PASSES BILL 97-2 TO EXTEND & FULLY FUND 9/11 VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND

    By Michael Barasch

    I am thrilled to report that this afternoon, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer & Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act.” However, it is not a time to celebrate. As happy as I am for the 9/11 Community in general, and our […]

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  • FirefightersEMTs9/11 Injuries

    Urgent: Senators Rand Paul & Mike Lee have blocked the passage of S.546

    By Michael Barasch

    Senators Rand Paul & Mike Lee have blocked the passage of S.546 – “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund”. 74 other Senators have agreed to co-sponsor this pending bi-partisan bill and nearly every other Senator has assured us that they will vote for it! As you know, the House […]

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  • More City Unions Obtain Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Illnesses

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    More City Unions Obtain Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    Another group of public employees suffering from 9/11-related illnesses has been given unlimited sick leave as the de Blasio administration continues to grant these arrangements on a union-by-union basis. New York State employees as well as New York City first responders and sanitation workers have been allowed to take unlimited sick time as they deal […]

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  • FirefightersZadroga ActHealth Programs

    Breaking News: The House of Representatives Votes in Favor of the Victim Compensation Fund Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    I am thrilled to announce that this afternoon, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly (402-12) passed a 70 year extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Congresswoman Maloney, who spearheaded the bi-partisan bill to extend and fully fund the VCF, was wearing the coat that Ret. FDNY Deputy Chief Richie Alles and I gave her […]

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  • FirefightersWTC Health ProgramZadroga Act

    Breaking News: Pending Permanent Extension of the VCF Given New Name

    By Michael Barasch

    While we still wait for the Congressional Budget Office to announce the cost of the proposed bill, we are thrilled to report that sponsors of the pending legislation have added recently departed Detective Luis Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, deceased, to the name of the pending bill that would permanently extend and fully fund the […]

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  • Firefighter Urges Fellow 9/11 Responders to Get Key Medical Tests

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    Firefighter Urges Fellow 9/11 Responders to Get Key Medical Tests

    By Michael Barasch

    If you were a first responder, construction worker or anyone who was in the World Trade Center area in the aftermath of the September 11 attack, firefighter Steven “Bubba” Pascale has an important message for you: Get checked. During a CT scan of his lungs, doctors identified a large tumor on his right kidney. A […]

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