World Trade Center Victim Fund

WTC Victims' Compensation Fund NEWS UPDATE

July 18, 2019
Contributors

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act

On July 12, 2019, a bill called "Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act," was passed by House of Representatives.

This bill proposes to extend the Victims' Compensation Fund until 2090 and remove all current caps on funding. 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 bill is even more crucial as more and more survivors are developing serious illnesses, eighteen years after the tragedy struck. The legislation is now with the Senate, with an imminent vote expected.

"We are hopeful that the Senate will do the right thing and pass this legislation as well. It is imperative that it passes to provide just compensation to the many thousands of injured and ill people who have pending claims and to protect the rights of future claimants and their families."

Alan Fuchsberg, Fuchsberg Law Firm