Daily News 9/11/18: Cuomo Calls For Expansion of 9/11 Victims’ Fund

Gov. Cuomo calls on expansion of 9/11 victims fund amid concerns money could run out

Gov. Cuomo calls on expansion of 9/11 victims fund amid concerns money could run out
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wants an expansion of the 9/11 Victim’s Fund. (Michael Dabin / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Gov. Cuomo called for a renewal and expansion of the 9/11 Victims Fund Monday following a Daily News report revealing that money meant to compensate people impacted by the terror attacks could run out sooner than expected.

“Some are suggesting that we dilute compensation to the next rounds of applicants due to diminution of funding. That is exactly the wrong approach. All are equally heroes to the nation, and all should be equally and fully funded,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“While significant funding is still available, it is critical that full funding is available for all who need it in the years to come, and I call on Congress to renew and expand the program. In New York, we will always stand with the victims of the attacks, and I will work with the New York delegation to lead the effort in ensuring that everyone receives the fair and ample compensation they deserve.”

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