July 23, 2019

Duckworth Statement After Voting to Permanently Reauthorize the 9/11 VCF


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement following the Senate’s overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF):

“When our nation was attacked on 9/11, thousands of brave first responders ran into danger to save their fellow Americans even as everyone else was running away. With so many of these heroes experiencing health complications stemming from their heroic actions that terrible day, it is our nation’s duty to care for them and for their loved ones. That’s why I was proud to vote to keep our nation’s promise to them today by permanently reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that provides them the comfort and certainty they deserve—and have earned.”