John M. Kennedy, Candidate, Suffolk County Executive, thanked members of the United States Congress for passing a bill that would allow the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to be funded for the next 70 years.
On July 12, Congress passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act, now known as the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. This piece of legislation would ensure that the fund — which is used to financially support the families of those who were killed during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 — would continue to receive monetary support through the year 2090.
“I wish to thank members of the United States Congress for passing this important piece of legislation,” Mr. Kennedy said. “I especially wish to thank Congressmen Peter King and Lee Zeldin for recognizing our local heroes while getting this bill passed. Suffolk County is home to many first responders and law enforcement personnel who died in the 9/11 attacks. It is only right that we help their families and let them know their loved ones and their heroic actions will never be forgotten.”