This bill ensures that the fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money — and those first responders won't have to return to Congress to plead for more funding.
The vote came after intense lobbying from ailing 9/11 first responders — including one who died shortly after testifying before Congress last month. The bill, which was passed by a vote of 97-2, authorizes money for the fund through 2092, essentially making it permanent.
The Jacob D. Fuchsberg and Gregory J. Cannata & Associates law firms have been advocating for this bill to pass and following its movement closely. This legislation will not only provide the compensation that is deserved to the claimants who have pending claims with the VCF, but it will protect the rights of future claimants and their families.