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Senate Approves Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims Fund

26 days ago   |   By Fortune

The Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks never runs out of money.
The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.
The vote came after Democratic senators agreed to allow votes on amendments sponsored by two Republican senators who had been blocking the widely popular bill. The Senate easily defeated the amendments proposed by GOP Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said 9/11 first responders and...
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Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

26 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.
The vote came after Democratic senators agreed to allow votes on amendments sponsored by two Republican senators who had been blocking the widely popular bill. The Senate easily defeated the amendments proposed by GOP Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Lee and Paul voted against the bill's final passage.
Democratic Sen...
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Congress passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund extension championed by Jon Stewart

26 days ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a bill Tuesday to fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for decades , permanently compensating individuals who were injured during the 2001 terrorist attacks and their aftermath rescuing people and removing debris under hazardous conditions.
The vote was 97-2 and supporters cheered when the vote was nearly over.
The House passed the bill earlier this month and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it.
Comedian Jon Stewart and surviving first responders including John Feal pushed Congress to pass the extension before rewards diminished and the fund...
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9/11 Victims Compensation Bill clears Senate

9/11 Victims Compensation Bill clears Senate

26 days ago   |   By New York Post

The US Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill guaranteeing financial support to the families of 9/11 first responders and victims - as a chorus of riotous cheers arose from the gallery. Senators approved 97-2 “The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation...
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Senate votes 97-2 to extend 9/11 victim compensation fund

26 days ago   |   By ABC

The Senate voted Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the September 11 attacks never runs out of money.
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Senate expected to pass 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund extension championed by Jon Stewart

26 days ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The Senate is expected to pass a bill Tuesday to fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090 , permanently compensating individuals who were injured during the 2001 terrorist attacks and its aftermath rescuing people and removing debris under hazardous conditions.
The House passed the bill earlier this month and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it.
Comedian Jon Stewart and surviving first responders including John Feal pushed Congress to pass the extension before rewards diminished and the fund expired in 2020.
In the face of dwindling resources and a surge...
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