“We’ve been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear,” Turner said.
Thousands of military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are now living in New York City with no jobs.
The 9/11 Commission Report pointed to shortcomings in the communications systems used by first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City in 2001.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD needs a broadband network that would allow it to communicate with other agencies, including federal law enforcement
Gillibrand reportedly said in an email thanking supporters that she broke the $3 million mark for the federal reporting period ending Thursday.
The bill was one of the last measures Congress passed before adjourning in December. President Obama signed the bill from Hawaii, where he’s vacationing with his family.
Supporters were finally confident that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will be approved before the lame duck session ends.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer said Sunday they are offering a less-costly alternative to the original version of the James Zadroga bill.
Elected officials and activists from around the country gathered at Columbia University to discuss a new way to go forward in politics.
Critics questioned whether the bill is affordable and does enough to ensure that only people with illnesses related to trade center dust get help.
Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.
360 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress passed the War Hazards Compensation Act. It has now been over nine years since the attacks of 9/11.
The U.S. Senate will decide the fate of the James Zagroda 9/11 Bill and Sen. Charles Schumer is “hopeful” it will pass.
There is now one month left in the Congressional session, and one more month to pass the 9/11 health bill to provide medical care for sickened Ground Zero responders.
On a night when Republicans were victorious all over the country, the status quo was maintained in New York State — at least in the races for U.S. Senate seats.