Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of H.R. 1327, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.
Congressman Rooney stated, “We owe it to the brave first responders who risked their own lives to help save others, to provide them with full compensation for medical treatment made necessary by their service during the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I was honored to support this bill and hope that the Senate will pass this bipartisan legislation quickly.”
This legislation would:
- Appropriate such sums as are necessary for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to pay claims to eligible victims through fiscal year 2090
- Require the VCF to fully compensate claimants who have received reduced awards in the past because of declining balances in the fund