It’s official, President Trump has signed a bill extending funding for the 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund. In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump said the nation has come together to honor "true American warriors."
The bill provides long-term healthcare funding for first responders who were affected by toxic debris at Ground Zero after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. He said many cops and firefighters rushed to the "ashes of hell" to search for victims after the Twin Towers collapsed.
According to reports, the White House guest list shows no Congressional Democrats accepting their invitations to the bill-signing event.
As you’ll recall, the effort to extend funding got a big push from former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. In emotional testimony, Stewart said lawmakers should be ashamed for allowing periodic lapses in funding.
Source: White House