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 9/11 first responders on the line. Demand that Senator Lee lift his hold immediately on the 9/11 VCF Permanent Authorization Act.
Senator Lee’s Washington, DC, office: (202) 224-5444 Senator Lee’s Salt Lake City office: (801) 524-5933 The bill has support in the Senate on both sides of the aisle with 72 cosponsors. ... See MoreSee Less
I just called. An aide said the Senator expects it to be fully funded, and he is just trying to prevent fraud. I advised him that the thing his position is most accomplishing is infuriating First Responders and citizens across the country.
As a reminder, there is now in place a voluntary evacuation outside of the levee system in New Orleans. 8pm is the witching hour - you need to be in the place you plan on riding this storm out. ... See MoreSee Less