The deadline to make a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim has been extended. MORE:
I was honored to receive the @CFSIUpdate 2019 Legislator of the Year Award. I've continued to advocate for support for important first responder programs, including the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund & the AFG and SAFER grant programs, because it’s the right thing to do.
@NancyPelosi Re @JoeBidentired NYPD detective Luis Alvarez gets a standing ovation as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, advocating for the reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund on June 11.
In this week’s WCBS 880 #InDepth , we ask our reporters what the most important stories of the year were. From the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund renewal to Bloomberg’s run for president, here’s some of the biggest stories they've covered. Listen here:
‘You should be ashamed of yourselves.’ — Jon Stewart went off on Congress for not yet renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Jon Stewart testifies for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund: "Accountability doesn’t appear to be something that occurs in this chamber…I'm sorry if I sound angry and undiplomatic, but I am angry, and you should be too."
WATCH: Jon Stewart's full statement before House cmte., demanding additional funding for 9/11 victim compensation fund, which is set to expire next year. "Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: Time! It's the one thing they're running out of."
Jon Stewart concludes his statement, urging Congress for more funding for the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund, to a standing ovation. "They responded [to 9/11 attacks] in 5 seconds. They did their jobs, with courage, grace, tenacity, humility ... 18 years later, do yours!"
President Trump signed into law the permanent authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which provides financial support for families who lost their loved ones as a result of the September 11 attacks. #NeverForget
Our @JvittalTV on Thursday questioned Kentucky Senator Rand Paul about his objection to an attempt to quickly pass a bill ensuring the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund never runs out of money. Here is video of their exchange.
"To be quite frank, it's embarrassing that it hasn't been done already." - Jon Stewart's at Congress today demanding that they permanently authorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. This is not complicated. Congress, do the right thing.