JM Rieger @RiegerReport Video Editor, The Washington Post • [email protected] Jun. 12, 2019 1 min read

Reminder: McConnell delayed reauthorization of the 9/11 victims compensation fund for weeks in 2015.

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/12/14/how-health-care-for-911-responders-became-just-another-political-football/?utm_term=.b1dda49ed6a5 

McConnell after the fund was reauthorized in 2015:

“Well, it was supported by everyone and it got passed. I’m sorry people were anxious about it.”

Mitch McConnell on 9/11 victims compensation fund and Jon Stewart:

“We have never failed to address this issue and we will address it again. I don’t know why he’s all bent out of shape. … It sounds to me like he’s looking for some way to take offense."

McConnell tells first responders that the Senate is working to renew 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund by August  https://wapo.st/31Txt4p?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.3ce660ef577e 

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"The Senate has agreed to vote on permanently extending the 9/11 victims fund, setting up action that will put the bill on President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature by next week.”  https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/18/911-victims-fund-bill-vote-1422014 

Senate votes to extend 9/11 victims fund 97-2, authorizing money through 2092.

The bill now goes to President Trump’s desk after passing the House 402-12 earlier this month.

NO votes:
- Mike Lee
- Rand Paul

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/07/23/senate-votes-to-extend-9-11-victims-fund-for-first-responders-who-have-become-sick-since-2001-attacks/?utm_term=.252b1816d3da 

Paul on his NO vote:


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