Maloney, Nadler, King Announce Half of House of Representatives Now Cosponsoring Bill to Fully Fund and Renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Apr 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), chief House sponsors of the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act today announced that the bill has the support of more than half of the House of Representatives. 226 total members of the House now are now cosponsoring the bill.

The bipartisan legislation would ensure that all 9/11 first responders and survivors who have been injured by the toxins at Ground Zero and have certified 9/11 illnesses would receive their full compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) now and into the future as more become ill with 9/11-related diseases. The bill would also close the funding gap announced earlier this year by the VCF Special Master.

“We’re incredibly proud that a majority of the House believes we must fulfill our promise to ‘Never Forget’ those harmed by 9/11 and we’re not done yet. We intend to keep working with our partners in Congress and in the 9/11 community to secure the support of the overwhelming majority of the House as we move this bill through the process.

“We could never have reached this milestone without the countless hours spent by first responders, survivors, and family members of victims advocating for this bill and the VCF program. These men and women, many of whom are suffering from 9/11-related diseases, are heroes and we are eternally grateful for all they are doing on behalf of the tens of thousands of people from all over the country that they represent. We cannot let them down.”

Cosponsors of the bill, as of April 15, 2019, list in alphabetical order by state, are:

Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Pete King (R-NY), Donald Young (R-AK), Terri  Sewell (D-AL), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Greg Stanton (D-AZ), Karen Bass (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA), John Garamendi (D-CA), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Mark Takano (D-CA), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Jim  Costa (D-CA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), Katie Hill (D-CA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Mike Levin (D-CA), Harley Rouda (D-CA), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Scott Peters (D-CA), Brad  Sherman (D-CA), Josh Harder (D-CA), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Ami Bera (D-CA), TJ Cox (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Jason Crow (D-CO), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jim Himes (D-CT), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), John Larson (D-CT), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Val Demings (D-FL), Alcee  Hastings (D-FL), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Bill Posey (R-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), John Rutherford (R-FL), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Austin Scott (R-GA), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Ed Case (D-HI), David Loebsack (D-IA), Cindy Axne (D-IA), Abby Finkenauer (D-IA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Danny Davis (D-IL), Bill Foster (D-IL), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Sean Casten (D-IL), Chuy Garcia (D-IL), Mike Bost (R-IL), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Sharice Davids (D-KS), Andy Barr (R-KY), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Lori Trahan (D-MA), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), David Trone (D-MD), Jared Golden (D-ME), Chellie Pingree (D-ME) Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Andy Levin (D-MI), Haley Stevens (D-MI), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Frank Upton (R-MI), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Pete Stauber (R-MN), Angie Craig (D-MN), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Alma Adams (D-NC), Ted Budd (R-NC), Richard Hudson (R-NC), David Price (D-NC), Chris Pappas (D-NH), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Donald Payne (D-NJ), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Andy Kim (D-NJ), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ), Raul Grijalva (D-NM), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Dina Titus (D-NV), Steve Horsford (D-NV), Susie  Lee (D-NV), Mark Amodei (R-NV), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Jose Serrano (D-NY), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Max Rose (D-NY), Joe Morelle (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chris Collins (R-NY), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Tom Suozzi (D-NY), Grace Meng (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Antonio Delgado (D-NY), Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Michael Turner (R-OH), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Troy Balderson (R-OH), Tom Cole (R-OK), Kendra Horn (D-OK), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Greg Walden (R-OR), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Mike Doyle (D-PA), Susan Wild (D-PA), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Dan Meuser (R-PA), Matt  Cartwright (D-PA), Scott Perry (R-PA), Conor Lamb (D-PA), John Joyce (R-PA), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Dwight Evans (D-PA), Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), David Cicilline (D-RI), Joe Cunningham (D-SC), James Clyburn (D-SC), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Will Hurd (R-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Colin Allred (D-TX), Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX), Michael  McCaul (R-TX), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Elaine Luria (D-VA), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Bobby Rush (D-VA), Denver  Riggleman (R-VA), Rob Wittman (R-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Susan DelBene (D-WA), Denny Heck (D-WA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Kim Schrier (D-WA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), David McKinley (R-WV), Carol Miller (R-WV), Liz Cheney (R-WY).