James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Rescue workers approach the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Reopened 9/11 Victims Fund Now Taking Applications

The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at ground zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site. Residents, workers and those whose claims to the first fund were denied can apply beginning today.

10/03/2011

From left, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand,  John Feal, and Sen. Charles Schumer raise their arms during a news conference, on Capitol Hill after Senate passage of a bill to assist 9/11 First Responders. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congress Passes $4.2B 9/11 Health Care Bill

After a last-minute compromise, Congress passed legislation Wednesday to provide new aid to survivors of the September 2001 terrorism attack on the World Trade Center.

12/22/2010

Wendy Flammia of Miller Place, N.Y., holds a picture of John F. McNamara, a New York City firefighter who died on Aug. 9, 2009, as Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks  to the media about the 9/11 First Responders bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

1st Responders Press Senate Over 9/11 Health Bill

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand joined 9/11 first responders at a news conference in Washington Tuesday afternoon urging Congress to “heed the call” and “pass the bill.”

12/21/2010

Gillibrand, Schumer, McCain (Photos/Getty Images)

Senators Spar Over Zadroga Bill; Gillibrand Hopeful

Sen. Schumer took offense to Sen. McCain’s comments that the Senate was “fooling around” with the 9/11 health bill. Meanwhile, Sen. Gillibrand said she was hopeful the measure would pass soon.

12/18/2010

Maloney is joined by Nadler and 9/11 responders and survivors and union leaders during a news conference near ground zero on Friday  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Democrats Blast Senate GOP For 9/11 Bill Vote

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Rep. Jerrold Nadler ripped Republican senators Friday for blocking the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

12/10/2010