WORLD Trump signs bill extending funding for 9/11 victims


Trump signs bill extending funding for 9/11 victims


23:36, July 29, 2019

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a bill that extends funding for victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.


A claimant enters the September 11 victims compensation office December 22, 2003 in New York City. (File Photo: VCG)

The signing marked the end of a long fight to get the federal government to permanently pay claims to first responders and other victims who were sickened by the toxic fumes in the days and weeks following the attacks in 2001.

Nearly 3,000 were killed and thousands more injured in the attacks.

The bill, which cleared Congress with bipartisan support earlier this month, is guaranteed through 2092.

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