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Push for VCF Extension Moves Slowly Forward

Posted 5/24/19

Even as relations between the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and President Trump continue to deteriorate, advocates for re-authorizing the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund report that they are making bipartisan progress on funding the program, which is set to expire without legislative action of Dec. 31, 2020.

Last year, Rupa Bhattacharyya, the Special Master for the 9/11 VCF, announced that as a consequence of a dramatic spike in the number of 9/11 wrongful death and World Trade Center related cancers claims, the $7.3 billion fund would have to greatly reduce the size of its payouts by between 50 to 75 percent depending on the nature of the claim.

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