There is NO reason for them to be deprived of benefits…
The effort to make the fund permanent cross the party lines….
But there are those in Congress who have a deaf ear to the situation, but would vote for wall with Donald Trump’s name stenciled on it?
Responders to the that scene that day came from ALL over this country try to help….
Jon Stewart and the New York City first responders pushing to make permanent the funding for 9/11 victim compensation are tired of making the trek to Capitol Hill.
“This is theater. We’re all down here today. There’s no reason to have dragged these people down here. There’s no reason to have to have these conversations,” Stewart said at a Monday news conference. “Bullshit. You know it, and I know it.”
The bipartisan lawmakers in attendance, led by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and almost all from the New York delegation, have set a goal of getting the compensation fund reauthorized for a full 70 years, aligning it with a companion health fund — and without a cap on the new spending.
“I want to say this very loud and clear to every senator, every member of this House: We must not force our 9/11 heroes to go through this same exhausting process again,” Gillibrand said. “We have to fully fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and make it permanent, and we must do it now….