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: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
The bill was originally named in honor of detective Zadroga.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer And Injured Director On "Rust" Movie Set
The legislation provides funding for 9/11 first responders who got sick working at Ground Zero.MORE NEWS: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting Just Steps Away From Bronx School
Reauthorization of the bill is still pending in congress.