Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) voted to pass H.R. 1327, the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, which takes long-overdue action to provide financial security and support for 9/11 first responders, survivors, and families.

“On September 11, 2001, America suffered an unimaginable tragedy and witnessed the incredible heroism of hundreds of first responders who rushed into the World Trade Center to save lives,” McBath said. “In the days, weeks, and months that followed, America saw firefighters, rescue workers and first responders from across the country – including hundreds now living in Georgia – go to Ground Zero and do the dangerous work of debris removal and clean-up.  Their courage and dedication inspired me, and I was proud to be in this chamber today to vote to approve the support they deserve. America will never forget the service and sacrifice of our 9/11 heroes and their families.”

This bipartisan legislation extends the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) until 2092, similar to the timeline of the World Trade Center Health Program, and reverses all cuts in compensation for both current and future claims.

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