BREAKING: Senate finally votes on reauthorizing 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

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After years of funding disputes with Congress, the Senate has officially voted to reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund for the next 73 years, effectively providing financial support to help pay the health care bills for thousands of first responders and survivors of the attacks on September 11, 2001. The bill overwhelmingly passed to the sound of applause in a 97-2 vote on Tuesday.

The article goes on to state the following:

CBS News has confirmed that President Trump expects to sign the bill on Friday where 9/11 first responders have been invited to attend a White House signing ceremony, according to a source familiar with the situation.

According to CSPAN, the Senate rejected an amendment to the bill offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on spending cuts to other programs to give the compensation bill funds.

Another amendment by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would cap the first 10 years of the program was also rejected.

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