House panel approves permanent Sept. 11 victims’ compensation

Politics June 13, 2019 / 10:16 AM / Updated 2 hours ago House panel approves permanent Sept. 11 victims' compensation 3 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to extend the fund compensating first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center for the next 70 years, a move that would avoid steep benefit reductions over a lack of money. FILE PHOTO: Comedian Jon Stewart, who earlier had testified before a House Judiciary Committee meeting on benefits for 9/11 first responders and victims, walks between meetings at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to extend the fund compensating first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center for the next 70 years, a move that would avoid steep benefit reductions over a lack of money. The House Judiciary Committee acted one day […]

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