Like everyone in the 9/11 community, I anxiously awaited Friday's announcement of the new policies and deep financial cuts to current and future claims to the Victim Compensation Fund. These catastrophic reductions, while necessary at this time, are a devastating blow. On 9/11, I was an FDNY first responder, and then I joined the effort at Ground Zero for many months. The Environmental Protection Agency, a federal entity, had proclaimed to the world that the air was “safe to breathe.” More.
NYC first responder: Congress must replenish 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund