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Senators approve Sept bill warranty. 11 victims Fund never runs out of money; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to victims of the compensation Fund in connection with the Sept ensure. 11. never run out of money, the fulfillment of a pledge made by President Trump and ending years of uncertainty, as the Fund rapidly exhausted.
The legislature sent the bill to President Trump Desk after a 97-2 vote in favor of the legislation. Only two Republicans, Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee voted no.
“While I am the helper, the support of our heroes only, I can not uncovered, in good conscience, vote for legislation, which remains, to my horror,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “We have almost a trillion dollar deficit and $22 trillion in debt. Spending is out of control.”
He added: “As I have done on countless issues, including disaster relief and wall funding, I will always take a stand against borrowing to pay more money for programs, rather than setting priorities and waste.”
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September 11th first responder John, This had a Fox News said Trump contacted him by phone on Tuesday and told him that the 9/11 victim compensation Fund-the law would be signed before the adoption by the Senate this day, and into law on Friday.
“The bill will get passed today, and the bill goes to the President, who’s going to sign it, on Friday. The White house called me this morning, and for the men and women that brings to hold I down here, after 15 years, and I’m just so ecstatic for them,” said on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday.
The voice came to New York Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, to bring an agreement with Lee and Paul, the bill with two amendments sponsored by GOP senators.
Paul and Lee had the Blockade of a vote. Paul said he was concerned about its impact on the deficit, while Lee called for the guarantee of the Fund’s right of control for the prevention of fraud and abuse.
Jon Stewart, speaking at a press conference in the name of the 9/11 victims and the families earlier this month. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)
As part of the deal, the Democrats agreed that Lee and Paul, the changes in the discussion with their concerns. Gillibrand on the GOP amendments referred to “unnecessary and heartless”, and predicted they would be defeated easily.
The Lee amendment failed, 32-66, while the failure of Paul, 22-77.
Gillibrand said that 9/11 first responders and their families had “enough of the political games.” The legislation had 74 Senate co-sponsors, including Gillibrand, and easily passed the house last week.
The bill would permanently created by 2092 a Fund, the attacks after the 2001, whereby the Fund. Of the $7.4 billion Fund was depleyed quickly, and administrators, which recently cut pension payments by up to 70 percent.
Schumer, D-NY, called the voice at the end of a “long struggle.”
The Congressional Budget Office estimates the house-passed bill, would be submitted to the result of $10.2 billion dollars in additional compensation payments over 10 years, including more than $4 billion for claims already.
“This vote is long overdue,” Gillibrand said at a press conference announcing the bipartisan deal. “No more excuses. We need to finish the job.”
The agreement with Lee and Paul came in as the comedian Jon Stewart back to Republicans blasted the bill. He said last Wednesday evening on Fox News Channel it was “absolutely outrageous” that Paul blocked Gillibrand’s request for approval of the bill by acclamation earlier in the day.
9/11 first responder praises Fans as the Senate votes on victim-compensation-Fund
9/11 first responder John This talks about his personal struggle to come to the Congress and the permanent Fund for the compensation of victims and their families.
Stewart was set to have a press conference with Democrats to hold later on Tuesday.
Paul supports the 2017 GOP tax cut, to say that added hundreds of billions of dollars in the national debt”, and now he is in the last minute … we were going to balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responders,” said Stewart.
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Lee novel might be the beneficiaries have been forced to return to the Capitol, to ensure that funds have not run out of money, said Stewart, calling that “an abomination.”
Lee said on the Senate floor Thursday that he is blocking benefits for 9/11 first responders, but just trying to ensure that “the program created in their honor, in fact, advantages.”
A spokeswoman for Paul said he was “not blocking everything. It is easy to pay for … this legislation.”
Speaking of Fox News, said the vote would help tens of thousands of rescue forces.
“Listen, we are going to celebrate. We’re not going to jump up and down. I am sure that we are in the process of hugging and crying. We breathe out. But we go on to help tens of thousands of people. The law continued just the pads, but the friendships, which is in the 9/11 community, and on Capitol Hill, and formed, with all of you in the media, which means the most to me.”
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This is the 20,000 victims gave money claimed by the government, and said that he expects tens of thousands more step forward as soon as the additional resources would be available. He also quoted the late first responder-Luis Alvarez-who died in June — and was an outspoken advocate of the Fund, which is 18 more people have died since his death.
“20,000 people, and change has been compensated. Another 20 to wait. We expect a further 20 come forward with some more diseases. And these are not only tell us, this [sic]. This is what … has told the CDC in advance,” he said.
Fox News’ Nick Givas, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.