07.23.19

Senator David Perdue Comments On 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

“The first responders who rushed to danger as the Twin Towers crumbled are true American heroes.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Act:

“Without question, September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in our country’s history. The first responders who rushed to danger as the Twin Towers crumbled are true American heroes. These patriots sacrificed everything to rescue others, and they need to know their country will always have their backs. We will never forget the lives lost during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, nor the bravery of the women and men who carry on the fight to protect our nation today.”

Senator Perdue also supported an amendment to authorize additional funding for the 9/11 Victims Fund as needed. The amendment would cap total spending at $10.2 billion over the next ten years, the amount estimated by the Congressional Budget Office necessary to cover all valid claims and administrative costs, and an additional $10 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2030 through FY2092. The amendment, which was ultimately not adopted, would have also ensured Congressional oversight of future funding.

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