Daily News 6/12/19: 9/11 VCF Bill Clears Committee, Headed for Full House Vote

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund clears committee, headed for full House vote

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund clears committee, headed for full House vote
Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart, left, is pictured before testifying during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. The fund provides financial assistance to responders, victims and their families who require medical care related to health issues they suffered in the aftermath of 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Congress took the first step Wednesday to finally remedy its slow-motion response to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, passing a bill out of committee that would permanently fund compensation for ailing survivors and first responders.

“We have asked so much of our 9/11 responders and survivors. We relied on them to rush to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon under horrible conditions,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn).

“It is time for us to give responders and survivors peace of mind, once and for all, and pass this long-term reauthorization to ensure the [fund] will be there for them as long as they need it,” he said.

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