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Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Vote on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

HeadlineJul 18, 2019

Republican Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked passage of a bill to fund healthcare for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which serves those who became sick as a result of their work following the 2001 terror attack, is set to run out of funding next year without congressional intervention. Senator Paul’s move came less than a week after the House approved a bill reauthorizing the fund on a vote of 402 to 12.

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