July 23, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) voted in favor of legislation to permanently authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Senator King is a cosponsor of the legislation, which passed overwhelmingly today by a vote of 97-2.
“September 11th, 2001 will forever be one of the darkest days in our nation’s history – but in the face of these vicious attacks, our first responders provided a reminder of exactly who Americans are,” said Senator King. “The 9/11 first responders put others before themselves, running headfirst into the flames; they were relentless in their efforts, working day and night to save lives or provide families with closure; they demonstrated bravery in the face of terror, not allowing anyone to deter them from fulfilling their obligations to their community. These men and women represent the best of us – and they deserve to be treated accordingly. It’s far past time that Congress passed this bill.”