The Senate on Tuesday voted to extend the Victim Compensation Fund for 9/11 first responders, ensuring it will not run out of money. The bill passed by a count of 97-2 with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) serving as the only holdouts. If approved by President Trump, the bill would extend the fund until 2092. As the fund began to dwindle, a group of first responders and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart led the charge for the extension, testifying on the bill's necessity before Congress. "Congress can never repay these men, women, and families for their sacrifices," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. "But we can do our small part to try and make our heroes whole."
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