Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims Fund Passes House

The September 11th victim compensation fund cleared a hurdle Friday when the house passed a measure extending the fund through 2090.

The legislation had no trouble getting the needed votes in the Democratic-controlled House and now it will head to the Senate.

Majority leader Mitch McConnell vowed to hold a vote on the fund, although exactly when that will happen isn’t clear.

But the responders believe the measure will pass and are thanking those who helped make it happen.

The current law was renewed in 2015 but expires next year if Congress doesn’t pass an extension.

Its administrator says there isn’t enough money in the fund to pay current and future claims.


Source: NewsNet | Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims Fund Passes House