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Trump signs bill extending funding for 9/11 victims

(Xinhua)    09:36, July 30, 2019

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U.S. President Donald Trump (C) participates in a signing ceremony for the "Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act" at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 29, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a bill that extends funding for victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)

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

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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