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    Failure to Reauthorize Zadroga Bill is Congress’ Shame (Editorial)

    By Michael Barasch

    The Staten Island Advance has published a scathing editorial criticizing hypocritical politicians for failing to support the extension of the Zadroga Act.  With so many first responders and local residents diagnosed with life-threatening cancers that have been linked to the toxic World Trade Center dust, it is a disgrace that Congress hasn’t done the right […]

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    Voices of September 11th Information Forum

    By Michael Barasch

    Attorneys Mike Barasch and Noah Kushlefsky were invited to speak at a Voices of September 11th Forum.  They joined the  Victim Compensation Fund’s (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum, and the VCF’s NY Director Fran Gottfried.  The four discussed the progress that the VCF has made since Congress passed the Zadroga Health & Compensation Act in […]

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    Mike Barasch attended a press conference at Ground Zero to bring the WTC Zadroga extension bill to a vote

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch attended a press conference at Ground Zero where several NY area Congressmen urged their colleagues—particularly House Republican leaders—to bring the WTC Zadroga extension bill to a vote. Barasch joined politicians, union leaders and dozens of responders to urge passage.  Several survivors, including Barasch’s client Joe Zadroga, spoke of the health and financial hardships […]

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    Advocacy Group Sheds Light on Opponents of 9/11 Benefits Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    Advocacy organization Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act launched a website on July 2, allowing anyone to research lawmakers’ stances on the extension of the law, along with any comments an elected official has said regarding the attacks of September 11, 2001. The creation of this website comes at a critical moment […]

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    New York Firefighters Travel to Washington, Attend Zadroga Act Hearing

    By Michael Barasch

    In June, 56 New York firefighters traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a hearing on the extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, causing the House of Representatives subcommittee to seek out a larger room. The firefighters packed the space in an intentional effort to demonstrate that their voices need to be […]

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    Advocates Pressure Congress to Extend Benefits for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** Advocates from the World Trade Center Health Program are urging lawmakers in Congress to pass an extension of a law that provides medical benefits for 9/11 first […]

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