Maloney, Nadler, King Statement on Leader McConnell’s Promise to Hold Vote on Bill to Fully Fund & Extend 9/11 Fund
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Congressman Peter King (R-NY), sponsors of the H.R. 1327 Never Forget the Heroes Act, released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of 9/11 first responders that he will bring the bill to a vote on the Senate floor.
“This is, quite simply, the right thing to do. The 9/11 community needs and deserves our support and the quicker we get this bill passed, the better. We have a double moral obligation to these heroic men and women. First, for those who were there for us in one of our nation’s darkest hours. They ran into the flames when everyone else was running away. Secondly, our government told all those who worked on the pile and lived, worked, and went to school near Ground Zero that the air was safe to breathe, and water was safe to drink when it wasn’t. They are sick because of us. Fully funding and permanently extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is the least we can do as a grateful nation.”