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More than 2,000 survivors and first responders have passed away from illnesses directly related to the toxic fallout from 9/11. Thousands more are battling health problems to this day. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will provide them with permanent support.

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Bill would fund firearm crime victim compensation with new tax on guns.

Bill would fund firearm crime victim compensation with new tax on guns #news3now 

Oklahoma's victim compensation fund appears to be disproportionately denying compensation to black victims of crime, often by falsely claiming that they're affiliated with a gang.

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The signing of the bill renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund means financial support for those stricken with World Trade Center-related illnesses, and there are more of these patients every day.

New York City first responders celebrate as President Donald Trump displays the 'Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act' during a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden. More photos of the day: 📷 @ReutersBarria 

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@MeghanMcCain  says she thinks about the late 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez’s son “almost every day” as the co-hosts discuss comments Pres. Trump made during the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill signing.

#ICYMI - President Trump signed the extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund into law on Monday at a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The measure will cover those suffering from 9/11 related illnesses through 2092.

President Trump signed to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund during a ceremony in the Rose Garden on Monday.

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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 

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 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."

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.

‘You should be ashamed of yourselves.’ — Jon Stewart went off on Congress for not yet renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

"They did their jobs...18 years later, do yours!" In angry and impassioned remarks, Jon Stewart appeals to Congress to make 9/11 victim compensation fund permanent. Watch his full opening statement:

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!"

An important thing you can do today: Call your member of Congress and ask her or him to vote for permanent funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is running out of money as people continue to suffer effects of the attacks.

This story from a survivor encapsulates how Republicans have used the 9/11 tragedy. went hysterical to get people mad at . But there is no debating this: she supports renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund; he has yet to do so.

"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.

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