FDNY Commissioner 'Disgusted' By Congressional Delay On 9/11 Victim Compensation FundNigro spoke to reporters a day after the FDNY announced it lost its 200th member to a 9/11-related illness.
Senate To Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension Next WeekThe decision comes as New York City loses two more heroes who worked at Ground Zero.
Another 9/11 First Responder Dies Of Cancer Hours Before Senator Blocks Vote On Victim Compensation FundAs a single Republican senator stops the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund from receiving funding, first responders are again grieving the loss of one of New York’s Bravest.
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Blocked From Senate Vote By Republican Sen. Rand Paul, Draws Bipartisan OutrageSen. Kirstin Gillibrand was looking to fast-track the new 9/11 funding bill through the Senate, but was stopped by that single Republican senator
First Responders Urge Senate To Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund ExtensionThe House passed the bill - named in honor of first responders James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez - 402-12 last week.
House Passes Bill To Extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Until 2090; Bill Heads To SenateLast month, first responders and comedian Jon Stewart called on Congress to extend the fund.
Name Changed For Bill To Extend 9/11 Victims' Compensation FundA name change has been made for the bill that would extend the 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund in order to honor three heroes.
Funeral Held For Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, Who Fought In Washington For Others Sickened On 9/11The retired NYPD detective and former U.S. Marine died Saturday following a three-year battle with 9/11-related cancer. He was 53 years old.
NYPD First Responder Fighting To Save Victims' Compensation Fund Dies Of 9/11-Related CancerDermot F. Shea, NYPD chief of detectives, tweeted Saturday morning that Det. Lou Alvarez had died.
9/11 First Responders Meet With Sen. Mitch McConnell, Push For Victims' Compensation FundMitch McConnell met with the retired police officers and firefighters weeks after comedian Jon Stewart and many ailing emergency workers criticized lawmakers for not acting faster to approve the funding.
Sen. Mitch McConnell To Meet 9/11 Responders To Discuss Victims' FundSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with Sept. 11 first responders following withering criticism from comedian Jon Stewart that Congress had failed to ensure that a victims' compensation fund never runs out of money.
NYPD First Responder Who Stood With Jon Stewart To Fight For 9/11 Victims Fund Enters Hospice CareLou Alvarez, one of the retired NYPD officers who just sat in an emotional congressional hearing with Jon Stewart, announced he has entered hospice care due to the incurable nature of his cancer.
First Responder Who Stood With Jon Stewart To Fight For 9/11 Victims Fund Enters Hospice CareLou Alvarez, one of the retired NYPD officers who just sat in an emotional congressional hearing with Jon Stewart, announced he has entered hospice care due to the incurable nature of his cancer.
Jon Stewart, McConnell Again Clash Over 9/11 Victim Compensation FundIn his testimony before Congress last week, Jon Stewart called out members who were not present for the hearing, but Majority leader Mitch McConnell says that's just the way things work.
Committee Passes Bill To Extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Heads To HouseThe heroes and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks are one step closer to getting life-long medical support.