NYPD honors Officer Gary Mausberg who died of 9/11-related illness

A ceremony was held at the 73rd Precinct in Brownsville to honor NYPD Officer Gary Mausberg, who died of World Trade Center-related illness in 2008 after 15 years with the 73rd Precinct, reports Brooklyn News 12.

A plaque in Officer Mausberg’s honor was unveiled in the precinct.

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Contact information for Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director

Contact Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney at 202-225-5501, 202-395-3080, , 1004 LHOB, Wash., DC 20515, or https://www.OMB.gov if you want NIOSH and the World Trade Center Health Program to stay together in the new presidential 2019 budget.

Current plans are to separate the two agencies, which could cripple the World Trade Center Health Program. See details here.

Mick Mulvaney was consistently against all healthcare bills for the World Trade Center sick.

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9/11 responders’ health treatment and monitoring threatened by Trump’s budget plan

The World Trade Center Health Program, currently serving approximately 80,000 workers and survivors sickened from 9/11 toxins, may be in danger due to the newest presidential budget proposal, writes Ginger Adams Otis in the New York Daily News.

Currently, the World Trade Center Health Program is part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control. The White House’s 2019 budget proposal moves NIOSH to the  National Institute of Health, stranding the World Trade Center Health Program at the CDC.

NIOSH and the World Trade Center Health Program share a number of workers, including the head of the WTC program, who would all move with NIOSH and desert the recovery workers. Prescription programs and other contracts are also up for five-year renewals this year.

The original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act have written to protest these changes to Mick Mulvaney, who leads the Office of Management and Budget.

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