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    First FDIC Economist, a 9/11 Survivor, Passes After Battle with Brain Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community includes nearly half a million people, including first responders, office workers, residents, teachers, and students. The toxins at Ground Zero impacted every person who was in the exposure zone on 9/11 or during any part of the 8 following months, dramatically increasing their risk of 68 different types of cancer and dozens […]

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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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    More than 100 House Members Back Permanent Extension of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law

    By Michael Barasch

    Health and compensation for injured and ill 9/11 survivors and responders set to expire without Congressional action WASHINGTON –Support for a permanent extension of the programs established to aid ailing 9/11 responders and survivors reached a critical milestone today with 102 Members of the House of Representatives, including 24 Republicans, now backing the effort. The […]

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    Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte Push for 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte will join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in offering a measure urging extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The act, aiding former Ground Zero workers in honor of James Zadroga, expires next year. The senators’ proposal is a nonbinding budget amendment, but aims to put lawmakers on record. Ayotte […]

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