About the bill
Should taxpayers continue to compensate the 9/11 victims and their families, and for how long?
A permanent healthcare program for 9/11 first responders and survivors passed Congress in 2015. (It had passed in temporary extensions for years prior, but never a so-called “permanent” extension.)
Yet the current Victims Compensation Fund, to compensate their families as well as local residents who developed health conditions such as cancer, is currently set to expire in 2020.
What the bill does
The Never Forget the Heroes Act would make the Victims ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New York. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on October 11, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
Oct 11, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 25, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 546.
S. 3591 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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