Officials urge passage of 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension: ‘Time for America to respond to the call’
By Karen Xia and Cathy Burke
New York Daily News|
Jun 09, 2019 | 5:41 PM
Their heroism on 9/11 should not be forgotten.
More than a half-dozen Capitol Hill lawmakers, including New York’s Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn Maloney, joined members of the Uniformed Firefighters Association to support a bipartisan effort to extend the Victim Compensation Fund until 2090.
Though the ultimate cost of the extension has not yet been determined, the lives at stake are invaluable, the lawmakers said.