Maloney Statement After Congressional Hearing on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
WASHINGTON, DC – After testifying at today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing The Need to Reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), sponsor of H.R.1327, the Never Forget the Heroes Act, released the following statement:
“Today’s hearing and the testimony we heard all boils down to one point; 9/11 first responders and survivors were there for us then. Now, we need to be there for them.
“We have a moral obligation to provide support and compensation to these heroes and their families. Not only did they come to our aid when we needed them, but many are sick because they trusted the federal government when it said the air around Ground Zero was safe to breathe.
“I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s vote in the Judiciary Committee and moving this bill forward to a full House vote soon. I will not rest until we live up to our promise to ‘Never Forget.’”