NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The United States Senate has agreed to vote next week on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
The decision comes as New York City loses two more heroes who worked at Ground Zero.READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium Update: With CDC Extension Unlikely, What Will Happen To Renters?
— FDNY (@FDNY) July 18, 2019
Firefighter Richard Driscoll is now the 200th FDNY member to die from 9/11-related illnesses.
Driscoll retired from Engine 91 in East Harlem in 2002 after serving for 32 years.14 Injured, 1 Critically In Crash Involving Bee-Line Bus In The Bronx
Rest in peace, firefighters Richard Driscoll and Kevin Nolan.
200 members of the FDNY have now succumbed to WTC-related illness. They didn’t hesitate to run into danger. They stayed until the work was done.
The Senate MUST fully fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. pic.twitter.com/pHTif6PwCL
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 18, 2019
Today, Democratic lawmakers announced they will push forward with the legislation.
The bill would reauthorize the Victim Compensation Fund through 2090.MORE NEWS: CDC: 2 Connecticut Counties Now Considered High COVID Transmission Areas
Republican senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee prevented the Senate from voting to approve the bill unanimously, citing its cost.