9/11 Survivors

New Yorkers lived through a devastating trauma, and then they got sick. Jerry has never stopped fighting for them.

The Twin Towers stood in Jerry’s congressional district, hundreds who died on that horrific day were his constituents, and the fires that burned in Ground Zero for four months afterward got countless New Yorkers terribly sick. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Jerry led efforts to secure tens of billions of dollars in federal funding to help New York clean up and recover. In the years that followed, as more and more New Yorkers (many of them first responders) began to fall ill from inhaling the toxic chemicals that poured forth from the gaping hole where the towers once stood, Jerry fought to compel the federal government to stop lying about the dangers of the site and deliver needed compensation for first responders and survivors. And as Judiciary Chair, Jerry has wielded his influence to ensure that the Victim’s Compensation Fund remains properly funded for years to come.

Jerry has always believed–and always will–that after all 9/11 first responders and survivors sacrificed for us, the least we can do in return is provide them with the support they deserve and need.

  1. Defending our Democracy
  2. Delivering for New Yorkers
  3. Disability Rights
  4. Women’s Rights
  5. LBGTQIA+ Rights
  6. Healthcare
  7. Safeguarding the Environment
  8. 9/11 Survivors
  9. Immigration
  10. Israel
  11. Restoring Balance to the Supreme Court
  12. Legalizing Marijuana
  13. Limiting Corporate Power
  14. Protecting Reproductive Rights
  15. Racial Justice
  16. Reforming America’s Gun Laws