House passes funding for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill, 18 years later

House passes funding for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill, 18 years later

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Never Forget the Heroes Act bill, which would fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund until the year 2090. Since the World Trade Center attacks, more than 32,000 have developed digestive and respiratory diseases and 705 have died because of them. The bill has been in limbo since 2010, often shot down due to deficit concerns from Sen. McConnell.

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Darrell Vermilion
Darrell Vermilion 8 months

I put this in a reply to another comment but figured others might also find it useful: Passed 402-12 with 19 abstentions. Of the 12 "nay" votes, 11 were Republican and 1 was Independent: Nay AL 5th  R  Brooks, Mo Nay AZ 4th  R  Gosar, Paul Nay AZ 5th  R  Biggs, Andy Nay CO 4th  R  Buck, Ken Nay GA 10th  R  Hice, Jody Nay KY 4th  R  Massie, Thomas Nay MD 1st  R  Harris, Andy Nay MI 3rd  I  Amash, Justin Nay SC 5th  R  Norman, Ralph Nay TN 6th  R  Rose, John Nay TX 19th  R  Arrington, Jodey Nay TX 27th  R  Cloud, Michael Source: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/116-2019/h474 It's worth noting that people oftentimes vote against bills for all sorts of reasons. I would look into their personal justifications as to why they voted the way they did on a particular bill (in my experience, a representative's website is usually a good place to find this type of information).

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