Federal Government Withheld Nearly $4M from FDNY 9/11 Health Program over NYC Debts

Flowers and a flag are left on names on the National 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York, September 11, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin acknowledged in a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week that his department has withheld $3.92 million since 2004 from the New York City Fire Department’s fund for 9/11 first responders. The October 8 letter, sent to 30 New York officials including de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, said the funds had been withheld because of debts the city owes the federal government. The letter, obtained by CNN, says the city has been provided with a detailed accounting of the debts, though they are not listed in the letter.  Advertisement “New York City firefighters are waiting on Secretary Mnuchin to act,” a spokesperson for de Blasio told CNN. “If the Trump administration supports first responders and the fearless men and women who keep Americans safe, then it’s time for them to prove it.” Last month, Representative Peter King (R., N.Y.) wrote a letter to Mnuchin detailing how the Treasury Department had withheld roughly $1.5 million from the program in 2020 as of early September. “It is essential that you release these funds immediately to the FDNY’s World Trade Center Clinic,” King wrote to Mnuchin then. “Our firefighters should not [be] punished for an administrative issue with New York City’s Department of Finance.” Advertisement In response to King’s letter, the Treasury Department on August 20 told the congressman that the money had been moved to fulfill debts the city had with the Department of Health and Human Services, according to The Hill. Advertisement FDNY Uniformed Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro said in a news conference Wednesday that while he may not be able to “blame” Mnuchin, as the issue has been ongoing for 17 years, he would “appreciate him fixing it, and fixing it to our satisfaction where the money is returned.” “They can chase down New York City’s debt somewhere else, but on the backs of New York City firefighters who are suffering from 9/11-related illnesses, that’s not acceptable,” he said. The FDNY World Trade Center Health Program offers free physical and mental health services to active and retired FDNY members who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Advertisement Mnuchin said that it is “unfair to burden FDNY with the delinquent debts of other NYC government entities,” but said the city is responsible to fix the funding gap and should directly reimburse the FDNY. He added that should the city government not reimburse the $4 million, the Treasury Department could release funds to the FDNY program by offsetting the amount against future federal payments owed to the city. Advertisement House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D., N.Y.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D., N.J.) wrote Mnuchin a letter on Tuesday demanding the funding be returned to the health program, according to CNN. “When it comes to ensuring 9/11 frontline responders can get the medical treatment and monitoring they need, any delay that impacts such care is simply intolerable,” they wrote. Send a tip to the news team at NR.

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Another COVID Warning From Bill Gates: “The Fall Will Be Worse Than The Summer”

Bill Gates is still warning and pushing new COVID-19 scare tactics. Gates, who is heavily invested in a vaccine for the coronavirus scamdemic wants everyone to fear the second wave because this fall will be worse than the summer. “The fall is going to be worse than the summer,” Gates told POLITICO. “All the numbers are ticking up and there was always a very good chance … that we would see more transmission. Until the new tools come … all we have is our behavior, wearing masks.” New tools, meaning the vaccine. Are Face Masks & COVID Rituals Occultist Symbols For Submission? There are over 7 million confirmed cases in the U.S., and at least 210,00 people have died. According to the White House Task Force, 26 states are now in the coronavirus “red zone” for new cases this week, with 24 in the “yellow zone” and none in the “green zone.” Is anyone surprised? They pretty much told us we’d have to deal with the invention of a second wave. Gates and his wife, Melinda, run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has donated hundreds of millions of dollars towards coronavirus research, treatment, and testing, along with the search for a vaccine. Earlier this year, Gates laid out a three-part plan for eliminating coronavirus: developing the capacity to make the necessary vaccines, obtaining the funding to pay for the vaccines, and creating a system to deliver the vaccines worldwide. “To beat the COVID-19 pandemic, the world needs more than breakthrough science,” Gates said in a previous statement. “It needs breakthrough generosity. When COVID-19 vaccines are ready, this funding and global coordination will ensure that people all over the world will be able to access them. –Yahoo News Censorship: Facebook Bans Anti-Vaccine Ads Ahead of COVID Vaccine Rollout Bill Gates Warning: “We’ll Have a Deadlier Pandemic” “It’s very impressive how the pharmaceutical industry has diverted resources, gotten involved,” Gates told NBC’s Chuck Todd. “The U.S. government, this is one category we’ve actually done a decent job, has funded the research here.” President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now! Author: Mac SlavoViews:Date: October 15th, 2020Website: www.SHTFplan.com Copyright Information: Copyright SHTFplan and Mac Slavo. This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to www.shtfplan.com. Please contact us for permission to reproduce this content in other media formats. SHTFPLAN is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Vaccine Update: The Military Has A HEAVY-HANDED Involvement In Operation Warp Speed

A new chart has shown just how heavy-handed the military’s involvement is in the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine under Operation Warp Speed.  The Trump administration has put the military in charge of the vaccine’s distribution, and President Donald Trump says it will be done in a “powerful way”. Military Personnel OUTNUMBER Civilian Scientists In U.S. Vaccine Program When President Trump unveiled Operation Warp Speed in May, he declared that it was “unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project.” The initiative — to accelerate the development of Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics — lacks the scale, and the degree of secrecy, of the effort to build the atomic bomb. But Operation Warp Speed is largely an abstraction in Washington, with little known about who works there other than its top leaders, or how it operates. Even pharmaceutical companies hoping to offer help or partnerships have labored to figure out who to contact. An organizational chart of the $10 billion initiative, obtained by STAT, reveals the fullest picture yet of Operation Warp Speed: a highly structured organization in which military personnel vastly outnumber civilian scientists. –Stat News If you are curious just how much involvement and force and coercion will be used, look no further than the chart below: One senior federal health official told STAT News that he was struck by the presence of soldiers in military uniforms walking around the health department’s headquarters in downtown Washington and said that recently he has seen more than 100 officials in the corridors wearing “Desert Storm fatigues.” The United States military has historically been used for one thing: war. This is a war on us. The amount of military involvement in this vaccine should open everyone’s eyes to the gravity of the situation we have found ourselves in. The Pentagon & CDC Will Join Together To Mass Distribute The COVID Vaccine “Military personnel won’t be familiar with the health resources available in a community,” said John Auerbach, CEO of Trust for America’s Health, a group closely aligned with public health departments. “They don’t know who the doctors are or where the community health centers are located or what resources they have. They don’t know where the pharmacies are. Public health people do know, that’s part of what they do.” Beyond obtaining the internal document from a federal official, STAT interviewed companies funded by Warp Speed. They found that more than a dozen key officials who have worked closely with the organization’s leaders. The reporting sheds light on the high degree of organization and specialization within the organization, as well as the extreme demands the initiative is placing on the companies it funds. Operation Warp Speed’s central goal is to develop, produce, and distribute 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by January. That’s almost everyone in the United States.  If you are still in some way deluded about whether or not they intend to vaccinate everyone (mandatory or not), I suggest you open your eyes and face reality. You cannot be adequately prepared if you continue to stick your head in the sand and ignore the obvious. It’s time to realize what’s happening so you can make preparations if you intend to say ‘no’ to this vaccine. President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now! Author: Mac SlavoViews:Date: October 1st, 2020Website: www.SHTFplan.com Copyright Information: Copyright SHTFplan and Mac Slavo. This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to www.shtfplan.com. Please contact us for permission to reproduce this content in other media formats. SHTFPLAN is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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House Funding Bill Avoids Government Shutdown – For Now

Please respect our republishing guidelines - Click Here The House of Representatives passed a stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown Tuesday evening, September 22. After weeks of failed discussions – or “a lot of to-and-fro’ing,” as Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) put it – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin came to an agreement, and the House passed the resulting bill 359 to 57. It is expected to clear the Senate and be signed by President Trump. This is a temporary measure, however, and it only keeps the country humming along until December 11. Congress and the president will have to come back to this during the lame-duck period – and, quite likely, after a potentially nasty Supreme Court nominee confirmation battle. But they’ll also have to address several issues not covered by this CR, from funding for the border wall to renaming Confederate monuments. Some view this bipartisanship optimistically, seeing it as a sign that Congress can work together in the months to come. But with a SCOTUS showdown practically guaranteed and the likelihood that one side or the other will be sore over the election results, could this merely be the calm before the storm – well, as calm as it gets? It Ain’t All Sunshine and Rainbows Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Of the 57 who voted against the bill, Michigan Independent Justin Amash was the only non-Republican who opposed. A total of 13 Republicans and one Democrat didn’t vote at all, and – while no Democrats voted “Nay,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) voted “Present.” That’s an interesting position for her to take, given her response to fellow Democrat, Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, voting “present” on impeachment. “Whenever we have a vote, we should vote ‘yes’ and we should vote ‘no,’” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Voting ‘present’ is a very tough position to be in. To not take a stand in a moment that is so consequential, I think it’s quite difficult.” She went on to say that she’s sure Rep. Gabbard would “be answering [questions] and discussing her rationale in the days ahead.” One wonders what Ms. Ocasio-Cortez might have to say about her rationale if asked in the days ahead. Not everyone was happy with the timing, either. “Let’s be clear, the fact that we are passing a CR without having already passed an additional COVID stimulus bill represents cruelty and gross incompetence of the highest order,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) proclaimed. The Give and Take This temporary funding agreement effectively kicks the can a little farther down the road, but well past the November elections. There was a good deal of give and take involved, and both sides walk away with something to sell to their voters. Republicans got the agricultural funding they wanted. Speaker Pelosi boasts of the provision that none of the money can go to fossil fuel importers or refiners, but the Trump administration had already said that it wouldn’t. Democratic Party leaders had initially hoped to block this measure, but lawmakers on both sides argued that it was critical to get farmers across the nation the help they need to make it through the COVID crisis. The Democrats walked away with serious bragging rights to their base in the form of $8 billion in nutritional assistance, including a year-long extension of a program for families with children who can’t get free or reduced-price meals at school because of school closures. That’s four times what they initially requested, even if the trade-off was tens of billions for the farmer trade relief payments the White House wanted. This bill does not include any additional pandemic assistance, though, and Democrats had to let go any hopes of additional funding for election security or an extension of the U.S. census redistricting deadlines. A Gamble for Both Sides Donald Trump and Joe Biden Seemingly confident in their chances this election cycle, the Democrats wanted this bill to extend out to February – giving what they hope to be a Democrat-controlled Congress and President Joe Biden plenty of time to get settled in. Of course, with a Democrat in the White House – and especially if they can maintain control of the House and/or take the Senate – Democrats could then demand terms they find far more favorable. Such a plan could easily have backfired on them; if Trump is re-elected and Republicans establish a stronger position in the House or the Senate – or both – then Democrats wouldn’t have much say in the matter. But that wasn’t a risk the Republicans were willing to take. Instead, they managed to shorten the bill, requiring the next vote to be held after the election, but before any newly elected politicians can take office. This, of course, is another gamble altogether. Now, if the Republicans do sweep Congress and Trump is re-elected, they’ll be forced to vote on funding with the current congressional layout – and face off against quite a few angry lame ducks. Whether they lose the House or not, if Trump wins and – win or lose – if he manages to get another Supreme Court Justice on the bench, Democrats are bound to be in a foul mood come December. Regardless of who wins what elections, one way or another, we face a lame-duck vote on one of the more contentious issues in politics today: government funding. How can we expect anything but a storm this winter? ~ Read more from James Fite. Get Your Top Election Coverage Right Here on Liberty Nation [embedded content]

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ALL Of MSM Is In On It! Fox News Host Stops Gingrich From Talking About Soros-Elected DAs

More and more, as each day goes by, it appears that even “right-wing” mainstream media is on this gigantic scam and making it obvious. A Fox News host actually stopped Newt Gingrich from talking about George Soros-funded and elected district attorneys in cities that are bringing due to looting and rioting. There is no more illusion of choice. The illusion is gone. We have no choice, they decide, we are supposed to obey. Harris Faulkner, a Fox News host, had Newt Gingrich on to discuss the damage being done by protestors funded by Geroge Soros. Along with Faulkner, a CIA spokesperson ganged up on former House speaker and political pundit Gingrich when he brought up the undisputed fact that George Soros funded candidates for prosecutors in riot-struck cities. There are just some things the public shouldn’t know about or focus on, and it sure appears that we are supposed to be kept in the dark about almost everything. This is one of the weirdest exchanges I’ve ever seen on TV. @newtgingrich correctly points out that George Soros threw an unprecedented amount of money into DA races all over the country to elect radicals and Fox News basically told him to shut up. WTF? pic.twitter.com/IxwcLG2gOH — Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 16, 2020 “The number one problem in almost all the cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich told the hosts of ‘Outnumbered’ on Wednesday.  “Both [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys,” he continued. “Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’ money. They are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.” NEWT SAYS TRUMP’S GONNA WIPE THE FLOOR WITH BIDEN AND WITH A VICTORY ‘DRAMATICALLY BIGGER’ THAN MOST EXPECT He was cut off by panelist Melissa Francis – who hosts her own show on Fox Business – saying “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this.” Fellow panelist Marie Harf – who was a spokeswoman for the CIA and the State Department during the Obama administration – joined in, arguing that “George Soros doesn’t need to be part of this conversation.” “Okay, so it’s verboten?” Gingrich said, incredulous. After a long moment of awkward silence, host Harris Faulkner simply said “Okay, we’re going to move on.” Gingrich has tried to discuss Soros’ financing of violent left-wing groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter in a Fox News appearance recently. In early August, he told ‘Fox and Friends’ that Democrats are “owned by people who are financed by George Soros.” President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now! Author: Mac SlavoViews:Date: September 17th, 2020Website: www.SHTFplan.com Copyright Information: Copyright SHTFplan and Mac Slavo. This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to www.shtfplan.com. Please contact us for permission to reproduce this content in other media formats. SHTFPLAN is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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