The Daily New 2/24/19: Continued Push for 9/11 VCF Funds Goes Back to Congress

The continued pain and push for benefits for 9/11 survivors heads back to Congress

The continued pain and push for benefits for 9/11 survivors heads back to Congress
9/11 FBI Widow Tresa Roth on the front porch of the home she shared with her late husband Robert and their five children. Tresa’s husband Robert died from a 9/11 related illness in 2008. Bristow, VA. February 15th, 2019 (Liz Lynch for the New York Daily News)

WASHINGTON — FBI agent Robert Roth’s death sentence was written the day of the worst terrorist attack on American soil — and carried out almost seven years later.

Roth, who spent 17 days sifting through the smoke, bodies and debris in the shattered rings of the Pentagon after 9/11, visited the doctor in September 2006 to check what he thought was an injured hip muscle. He came out of the MRI, called his wife, Tresa, and told her to get out of earshot of their kids.

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