Statement from Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act on the introduction of “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act” which will reverse Cuts to VCF awards and keep the Fund Open
Today’s introduction of the bipartisan “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” is good news for the 9/11 community and everyone who thinks that “remembering 9/11” should be more than a bumper sticker.
The legislation would fully fund the VCF, reverse just announced cuts in awards of 50% for pending cases and 70% for future cases, and keep the VCF open to deal with those that have yet to be impacted by the toxins at Ground Zero.
Citizens for the Extension applauds the work of Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY).
But while this is a good start, more work needs to be done.