Right now, at the Rose Garden at the White House President Trump is with heroes and victims from the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 and just signed the lucrative 9/11 compensation bill. The bill will compensate anyone injured, families of those killed, and assists anyone with a 9/11 related illness. Surrounded by first responders and families of those who perished on 9/11, President Trump said, “we come together to support our 9/11 heroes and our vow to never, ever forget.”
Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass the bill, which will fully fund and reauthorize a federal compensation fund to support the victims of 9/11 through 2092. On June 11, 2019 the country watched a very emotional plea from entertainer and activist Jon Stewart on behalf of 9/11 victims and families at the Capitol.
According to silive.com “at least four emergency responders have died in less than two weeks as a result of 9/11-related illness…In total, about 5,000 people have died as a result of the World Trade Center attacks—nearly half of them occurring years later.” Trump thanked first responders “from across the country who worked endless days and sleepless nights.”
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was initiated in 2011 but was almost depleted. Trump’s bill will “extend through 2092; essentially making it permanent,” after the “$7.4 billion fund is rapidly being depleted, and VFC officials recently cut benefit payments by up to 70 percent.”
As President Trump said, this bill is more than deserved; the “love and loyalty of our 9/11 responders knew no bounds” and that they are “true American warriors.”