After more than a decade of work by the IAFF, Locals 854 and 94 in New York City and many others to finally get The Never Forget The Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has placed a hold on the bill, preventing it from advancing to the floor of the Senate for a vote and further delaying the help that 9/11 responders need and deserve.
The U.S House passed the bill last week by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 402-12.
Call Senator Lee's office and demand that he quit playing games with the lives of 9/11first responders on the line. Demand that Senator Lee lift his hold immediately on the 9/11 VCF Permanent Authorization Act.
The bill has support in the Senate on both sides of the aisle with 72 cosponsors.
Our brothers and sisters who responded on 9/11 need our help. Please stand together with them today.