Rand Paul says 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund price tag too high, blocks Kirsten Gillibrand’s fast track request

Sen. Rand Paul says that S. 546 the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act is too expensive, and has blocked a move that would have sent the bill directly to the President for signing, ending nearly 18 years of begging and stress for the 9/11 community.

“Any new spending we are approaching, any new program that’s going to have the longevity of 70, 80 years should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable,” Paul told Michael McAuliff of the New York Daily News. “We need to at very least to have this debate.”

73 senators currently back the bill.

In 2018 Rand Paul tweeted, “…#NeverForget the families and loved ones lost or the soldiers that lost their lives defending our country after.”

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