Advocating for 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to be Permanent

Advocates and members of Congress are calling for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to be permanently funded.

The fund that provides help for not just victims, but also first responders to the 9/11 terror attacks is running out of money, and the Trump administration is threatening to make more cuts.Advocates and members of Congress rallied on Monday to make funding permanent.Among those speaking Monday was comedian Jon Stewart.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says there's a very good reason to make the fund permanent.

The original fund was created to provide compensation for those who suffered physical harm because of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts.

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