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Why is a Health Bill for 9/11 First Responders Stuck in Congress?

Members of the New York Congressional Delegation are continuing their push for a full reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Despite public outcry, intensive TV coverage and pressure from the likes of comedian Jon Stewart, the bill is being held up in Congress by two House Republican committee chairmen who are worried that a full on reauthorization could create a mandatory spending program that's not paid for in its entirety.

How a 9/11 survivor used yoga to overcome PTSD

John Thurman thought he'd be safe there. After all, he was stationed at the Pentagon, not in a war zone. After spending time in Germany during the Cold War, and then Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, a desk job in Washington was surely a safe bet. Until it wasn't. "I thought it was a bomb," Thurman said. More.

Written Testimony of Tim Roemer To the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade Under the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Keating, and Members of the Subcommittee: thank you for this opportunity to address the Subcommittee on the US-Saudi Counterterrorism Relationship. Throughout the history of our engagement with the Kingdom, our relationship with Saudi Arabia has been strategically crucial, yet a challenging one and at times a very demanding one. More.

Millennials impacted by Ground Zero toxins confront 9/11 illnesses

Thousands of students returned to class in the area around Ground Zero within a month after the terror attack on 9/11. Stuyvesant High School is just a few short blocks from Ground Zero. Some former students are experiencing the deadly and debilitating effects of the toxic dust they were exposed to. More.

Thousands of flags placed in Somerset County to honor victims of 9/11

The Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Inc. are paying tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with a second annual flag installment event. It's being held at the Pennsylvania Turnpike exit to act as a gateway to Somerset County and the Flight 93 Memorial.

Voices of September 11th hosts training on effective responses in New Canaan

Voices of September 11th (VOICES), which for 17 years has provided support services for those impacted by 9/11, hosted preparedness trainings March 28 and 29 at Grace Farms. The sessions were titled “Preparing for After: Planning for Effective Response Following Acts of Mass Violence.” More.