House passes bill to give $2.7 billion to families of 9/11 victims

With a vote of 400 to 31, the US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allot $2.7 billion to family members of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks who were have been unable to receiving funding from the U.S. Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism Fund.

Annie Karni reports for the New York Times that the legislation’s passage in the Senate is less certain, and the Senate has recessed.

No word from Congress on addressing the $3 billion shortfall in World Trade Center healthcare funding.

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