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‘Too many funerals’

Congress | The long, complicated battle to fund healthcare for 9/11 first responders may soon be nearing an end
by Esther Eaton
Posted 6/14/19, 02:26 pm

This past spring, a new memorial finally opened at Ground Zero. Six rough-edged granite monoliths, weighing up to 18 tons and inlaid with World Trade Center steel, flank a path near the South Pool. They honor the unsung fallen of 9/11: those first responders who contracted cancer, heart conditions, or scarring of their lungs from dangerous debris at the site of the terror attacks.

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Committee votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/12/19, 06:03 pm

WASHINGTON—The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for not complying with subpoenas for documents about the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote was 24-15 along party lines with one notable exception. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., who recently called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and left the conservative House Freedom Caucus, voted in favor of the motion.

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House, DOJ strike deal for Mueller documents

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/10/19, 02:18 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to turn over to Congress some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said Monday. The Justice Department will begin complying with a congressional subpoena, Nadler said, and all members of the committee will be able to view some of Mueller’s “most important files.”

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