9/11 first responders should never have to worry about funding for their healthcare and other bills again.
The Senate has passed a bill keeping the federal 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund solvent until the year 2092. The vote was 97-2, and President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law.
The Victims Compensation Fund provides assistance to firefighters, cops, EMTs and other victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center. It was running out of money, and Jon Stewart‘s emotional testimony on Capitol Hill has been credited with spurring the new legislation. (NBC News)
- You won’t be surprised to hear that Rand Paul was one of the two “no” votes.
- It should have never gotten this far. These brave men and women ran into collapsing buildings to save people. We owe them anything they need.
- You don’t have to like Jon Stewart’s politics, but you have to appreciate the work he did here.