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Senate overwhelmingly passes 9/11 victim fund bill

Senate overwhelmingly passes 9/11 victim fund bill

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2092 by a vote of 97-2. The fund, created after 9/11 in 2001, distributed over $7 billion to victims and their families through 2004. It was reactivated in 2011 and reauthorized for five years in 2015. It was set to expire in December 2020. The fund secures health care costs for 9/11 victims and first responders for life.

KCooper
KCooper
Lowlife
Lowlife 1 year

Did they find any way to pay for it?

Seekster
Seekster 1 year

Every now and then the Legislative branch does something good. Yes they should have done this earlier but kudos for actually doing something for these American heroes and their families.

Russell Polo
Russell Polo 1 year

the bill is a blank check. I support the responders, but I think it's ridiculous to give people another 70 years to file a claim. it's also not clear to me, what if any criteria will be used to actually attribute an illness to 9/11

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