NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A name change has been made for the bill that would extend the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund in order to honor three heroes.
The bill will be renamed in memory of NYPD detective Luis Alvarez who died last month from 9/11-related illness; FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer who passed away in 2017; and NYPD detective James Zadroga who died in 2006.READ MORE: 14 Injured, 1 Critically In Crash Involving Bee-Line Bus In The Bronx
The bill was originally named in honor of detective Zadroga.READ MORE: CDC: 2 Connecticut Counties Now Considered High COVID Transmission Areas
The legislation provides funding for 9/11 first responders who got sick working at Ground Zero.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Lighting New York City Outdoor Dining Structures On Fire
Reauthorization of the bill is still pending in congress.