Congress Signs the "Never Forget the Heroes Act"
It’s been nearly 18 years since the nine-eleven terror attacks and Congress has officially approved a bill that will now provide compensation to those who suffered injuries during the attacks. Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi signed the “Never Forget the Heroes Act” today that will permanently reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
As the bill will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law, Alabama Senator Doug Jones fully supports the passage of the act. Jones says he believes the heroic first responders who answered the call of duty after the attacks deserve nothing less than the full support of the US government.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program says those exposed to the attacks may have caused a range of health conditions, including severe traumatic injuries, diseases of the respiratory and digestive systems and several types of cancers.
According to New York officials, 200 firefighters have now lost their lives from illnesses stemming from their time working at the World Trade Center after the terror attacks on 9/11.