Published: Wed, July 31, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump to sign September 11 victims' compensation fund extension

Trump to sign September 11 victims' compensation fund extension

At the time, she reportedly said, "I do not intend to take it off until we pass this bill".

"You have endured hardship with incredible grace", he said of the first responders. Till now, United States of America has witnessed almost 2,000 deaths of 9/11 survivors due to illness. Though he was seen and photographed in lower Manhattan in the week after the attack, there is no evidence that he had a significant presence among first responders at ground zero.

The legislation provides financial aid to first responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks to help them pay their health care bills.

The Senate last week signed off on the $10.2 billion plan to replenish the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund after it rose to national headlines following comedian Jon Stewart's emotional testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in June in which he ridiculed lawmakers for inaction and their use of the issue as a political football. Trump reaffirmed his promise to stand by 9/11 victims and signed the bill into law.

We sat down with Gilmartin on Monday to talk about the significance of this funding.

Tens of thousands people, mostly firefighters and other emergency workers who spent long days sifting through the ruins of the Twin Towers, have become sick with cancer or respiratory diseases.

"As I sit here today, I can't help but think, what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to", Stewart said at the time.

The bill cleared the House of Representatives on July 12, The New York Post reported.

Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sen.

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