9-11 Victim Compensation Fund gets Senate approval

A bill extending funding for the 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund has been approved by the Senate.

The bill permanently extends federal funding allocated to first responders who helped save people from the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and are still dealing with ailments from that day.

The vote was 97-2 with Kentucky Republican Rand Paul and Utah Republican Mike Lee voting against the measure.

Sen. Paul stuck to his stance of wanting to cut government spending. Indiana’s Senator Todd Young co-sponsored the bill.