Trump Signed 9/11 Responders Compensation Fund Bill Into Law
It has been so long since the fight for the compensation rights of 9/11 first responders and their families started. More than 200 of the firefighters, who were working in the World Trade Center (WTC) collapse zone, have already passed away after suffered cancer or 9/11-radiation sickness during the process. And more people were involved including the comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart who was fighting for the firefighters.
On Monday, President Donald Trump finally signed the bill into law and instantly pleased all Americans.
The U.S. President signed legislation ensuring that 9/11 victims compensations fund remains solvent through 2092, thereby virtually ensuring permanent financial support for first responders and their families.
"The day has come," Trump said standing in front of the first responders, their families and reporters. "Today we come together as one nation to support our September 11 heroes, to care for their families and to renew our eternal vow. Never ever forget."
The fund compensates the individuals who suffer physical harm as a result of the attacks on The WTC, financial support for those who lost their loved ones as a result of the attack, as well as providing patients for the suffering from illness extend from exposure to toxic debris attacks aftermath.
Trump recalled the day that the attacks took place in New York City.
“I was down there also. But I’m not considering myself a first responder,” he said. “But I was down there, spent a lot of time down there with you.”
The president welcomed all of the families and first responders to join him on the stage while he signed the bill. The families applauded and cheered after Trump signed the bill and the president spent several minutes greeting and speaking with them afterward.
BREAKING: US Congress authorizes 9/11 victim compensation fund. https://t.co/PfOeUc9okn— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 23, 2019