Maloney Hails Committee Passage of Bill to Make Permanent September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), today celebrated committee passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act. Reps. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) introduced HR1327 on February 25, 2019. The bill currently has 312 bipartisan cosponsors, 81 of which are Republicans.
“We are going to make the VCF permanent because there is no other choice. We have a double moral obligation to our 9/11 first responders, survivors, and their families. First, to those who ran to save lives, putting others ahead of themselves. They were selflessly there for us – we now must be there for them. Secondly, to all those our government told it was safe to breathe the air, drink the water – go back to work and school when it wasn’t. We lied to them, and now we need to do everything we can to be there for them and make their suffering less.
“This bill is about fulfilling our promise to ‘Never Forget.’ And we won’t stop fighting until we guarantee that this program will be there for anyone and everyone who needs it.”