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The legislature will hold a press conference after a law to support design, ground zero is killed helper, in the Senate.
Senators from both parties reached to bring a deal Thursday, a bill that would ensure that the 9/11 victims compensation Fund never runs out of money, to a vote next week, but fought over a GOP is a legislator, a press for a change, would the cap budget for the distribution of funds to the forces of the terrorist attacks survivors.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both D-NY, announced that they would vote against the proposal from Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, that would allocate $10.2 billion euros to the Fund in the next 10 years, as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office, the results would be approved to pass a bill through the house last week. The current bill would not allow the Fund 2092, and the legislators are not sure of where the money needed to Fund for this amount of time will come.
“Since 2011, the 9/11 victims Fund, the finite-permissions has always, and by all accounts, it has an excellent record of preventing waste, and abuse,” Lee said in a statement Thursday. “These two things are not random. You can go together.”
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Schumer and Gillibrand, who is Lee novel called “cynical”, has agreed to let the amendment go to a vote, but said they were sure it would not happen.
Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky., who argued that the draft bill “irresponsible”, because the advocates “push for a sunset clause that would guarantee the financing of Fox News said, without a specific dollar amount for the next seven decades,’ “your world with Neil Cavuto” Thursday: “we will vote and we will lose”, but added that he is still willing to support the change in the terms of the Federal deficit.
Gillibrand argues that 9/11 first responders and their supporters, including comedian Jon Stewart, “should not come back to Washington again and again, only to have the compensation you earned and deserve.”
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“The truth is the timing is not only for this bill, because these men and women are going to survive,” Gillibrand said on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. “So many of you are already sick and dying, and all you care about is only able to provide for their family. So there is nothing about this bill that you are trying to play politics with the lives of men. It is not a fraud, not a break. This is literally all that is necessary for these families to survive during these terrible times, when their loved ones die.”
The bill has 75 co-sponsors in the Senate, more than enough to override a possible veto by the President. The current $7.4 billion) Fund is expected to dry from December to 2020 and administrators, which recently cut pension payments by up to 70 percent.
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More than 2000 firefighters, police officers, FBI agents, and other first-Responder, died of 9/11-related diseases, and this number is expected to increase over time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program.
“We must stop these political games and pass this bill now,” Gillibrand said in a statement on Thursday.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.