According to a report by the Daily News, security issues and making sure that all of the victims’ families will be able to participate in the 10th anniversary of 9/11, contributed to first responders not being invited to the ceremony.
When John Feal lost part of his foot while working as a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero, he was understandably miserable. “I thought I was feeling sorry for myself that I lost half a foot, then when you see all these people sick and dying. It was a no brainer,” Feal said.
A vote was expected Wednesday on whether to begin formal debate on the legislation.
Senators Gillibrand and Schumer said Saturday that a vote is likely on whether to begin formal debate on a bill that would provide up to $7.4 billion in health care and compensation.
More than 10,000 Ground Zero first responders have agreed to a settlement with the city.
U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers until Nov. 16 to sign on to a legal settlement that would pay them millions of dollars.
Monday is deadline day for thousands of ground zero first responders — who must decide whether to sign on to a settlement deal with the New York City.
New Yorkers stood ready at Zuccotti Park Saturday, once again, to honor the innocents murdered on September 11.
Did Congress turn its back on the heroes sickened at Ground Zero? The anger and finger-pointing escalated Friday after explosive tirades on Capitol Hill.