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House Approves 9/11 Victims Bill, Sends it to Senate

The House approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
     The House approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.      |  Photo: WDIO

MATTHEW DALY
Updated: July 12, 2019 04:29 PM

    
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
    
The 402-12 vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call it up before the August recess.
    
Lawmakers from both parties hailed the House vote, which comes a month after comedian Jon Stewart sharply criticized Congress for failing to act. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, told lawmakers they were showing "disrespect" to first responders now suffering from respiratory ailments and other illnesses as a result of their recovery work at the former World Trade Center site in New York City.
    
Stewart said Friday that replenishing the victims fund was "necessary, urgent and morally right."

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