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First responders hold press conference after meeting with Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with 9/11 first responders on Tuesday after the comedian and lawyer Jon Stewart McConnell accused used the victim compensation fund as a “political football.”
“McConnell made a promise that he was going to get the help of a piece of legislation that passed the house in July for a vote in August in the Senate. We wanted it as quickly as possible, and get the Senate majority Leader’s commitment means a lot to us,” John This, a recovery worker at the World Trade Center site, and a longtime activist, said on Tuesday after meeting with McConnell at the Capitol.
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“You work for us. The chairs that you put your a–in the pins, you can use the pads that you write, we pay for this sh,” added to This. “This is us. They work for us. Mitch McConnell, works for us. He works for all of you. Today, Mitch McConnell is promised to work for us. I’ll take him for his word.”
To extend McConnell criticized by the proponents of the legislation have been, the $7.4 billion) Fund, which demand the money in December 2020, its inaction in the past, the progress of the legislation to replenish the Fund is stagnant. The Ministry of justice said in February that the victim compensation Fund is exhausted and the social services reduced by up to 70 percent, a source of deep frustration for the supporters who want to see the victims and the families to overcome the financial security of lasting diseases of the attacks.
Joined by other forces from the NYPD, to Express that he was “a ball of emotions”, in particular in the light of the imminent death of his friend and colleague, retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez-who gave his last interview on Fox News Shepard Smith on Thursday, as he suffers from liver failure after his fight with cancer, which is a consequence of his service after the September 11 attacks.
“We’re going to leave, and Luis Alvarez will die,” It said, choking with emotion. “In this session, we gave a badge McConnell Alvarez. We wanted to be the Senate majority Leader, reminded of people like Alvarez. He has his badge now. If he is too far away from his commitment, then we go back to the attack, but for now, we lay our swords, pick up our rakes, we are the farm and be with our friends who are sick and dying.”
The House Judiciary Committee passed a reauthorization bill to pass for the 9/11 victims’ Compensation Fund on Wednesday, where it is now, the full House and expected that with the support of both parties.
The supporters rallied to keep the bill alive until 2090, the expected lifetime of the first responders, the development of diseases due to inhalation of toxic vapors while recovering and while clearing rubble at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. after the terrorist attacks in 2001.
More than 2000 firefighters, police officers, FBI agents and other first responders have died from 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.
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Critics have opposed the production of the bill, while the proponents of the diseases that many first responders continue to be cited. More than 40,000 people have applied to the Fund, and over $5 billion in benefits from $7.4 billion in funds were pending awarded with around 21,000 claims yet.