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. 

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 


"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.” 

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 

Paul on his NO vote:

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