The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would extend funding to help 9/11 first responders and survivors for 70 years, until 2090.
Chairman, New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, says “all responders and survivors, whether they got sick in 2015 or will get sick in 2025 or 2035, should be properly compensated. Congress must act to make that happen.”
The September 11th victim compensation fund was last renewed in 2015 and is set to expire in december 2020.
On Tuesday, former late night host Jon Stewart called for the funding to be extended, when he testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee with 9/11 first responders.
“sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak,” Steward said.
The bill now moves to the house floor and would also need passage by the senate.
Source: NewsNet | Committee Advances 9/11 Responders Support Bill To Vote