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Senate Leader Pledges Vote on VCF Renewal

Posted 7/1/19

A delegation of 9/11 first-responders June 25 convinced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to commit to bring the renewal of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to a vote before Congress’s August recess, according to two people who were present.

“The meeting was productive, and the Senator was engaged,” said John Feal, a World Trade Center first-responder and founder of the FealGood Foundation. “He sensed our urgency between the statistics and the facts. More importantly, we humanized the issue for him. I saw a side of Mitch McConnell for the first time in 15 years [that] I never saw before.”

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