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S. 3591 (115th): Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act

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

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sponsor. Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Length: 7 pages

Oct 11, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 11, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Oct 11, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3591 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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