Bipartisan Push To Include Senate-Passed Amendment To Help Close World Trade Center Health Program Funding Gap In Final NDAA
On the heels of 9/11, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) are announcing a bipartisan push to include their Senate-passed amendment to help address the funding shortfall in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) in the final version of the FY24 NDAA. More.
Number of cancers related to 9/11 continues to grow
As the country marks 22 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, the list of high-risk cancer cases caused by 9/11 continues to grow. Dr. Noa Biran, professor at the John Theurer Cancer Center, breaks down why the attacks are causing cancer in so many survivors. More.
22 years later, the fight continues for those battling 9/11-related illnesses
Monday will be a somber day as we remember all the lives lost 22 years ago on 9/11, and it's also a time to remember those who are struggling with 9/11-related illnesses. "We advocate 364 days out of the year. We take that one day off to stop the advocacy to pay respect to those who died on 9/11," 9/11 responder advocate John Feal said. More.
Bill could force companies to notify 9/11 survivors about health programs, but one group is left out
It’s been nearly 22 years since the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Still many New Yorkers are not only scarred by it, but are still dying because of the air they breathed. Hundreds of thousands of people spent time in Lower Manhattan in the months after, unaware they were putting themselves in danger due to the debris. More.
John Feal: We’re years removed from 9/11 'and we’re still fighting’
President Joe Biden is in Utah to mark the first anniversary of the PACT Act–the largest expansion in veterans’ benefits in decades for service members exposed to toxic burn pits that were used to dispose of trash on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. John Feal, a leading advocate for 9/11 responders who was a demolition worker at Ground Zero, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss. More.
5 World Trade Center to offer over 1K apartments, 80 set aside for 9/11 survivors, first responders: Hochul
It’s a done deal! Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she’d struck an agreement with lawmakers to develop an apartment-filled skyscraper at 5 World Trade Center on Thursday, ending a two-year fight over the building. More.
NY will establish notification system for 9/11 benefit programs under new law
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 took the lives of nearly 3,000 people that day, but went on to impact the lives of thousands more who lived and worked in the surrounding area. More.
NYS expanding awareness of 9/11 compensation program
The health impacts from the devastating events that unfolded on 9/11 are still with us 22 years later. Experts say those who were near the twin towers were subjected to harmful particles and debris that caused various cancers and a slew of other health issues. More.