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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 07:34 PM


Senate to vote on permanently extending 9/11 victims fund

Source: Politico

07/18/2019 03:35 PM EDT

The Senate has agreed to vote on permanently extending the 9/11 victims fund, setting up action that will put the bill on President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature by next week.

After Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) insisted on amendment votes rather than pass the bill unanimously on Wednesday, Senate leaders agreed in a deal announced Thursday to allow those amendment votes in order to pass the legislation. The votes will occur this coming Wednesday or before. The House has already passed the bill.

The moment was crucial for New York’s two senators, presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They gave a press conference together shortly after the deal was locked in.

“It’s been a long, long, hard, hard struggle for over a decade. But now finally, finally it looks quite certain that this bill will pass the Senate, go to the president’s desk and become law. And these first responders will not have to come back again,” Schumer said.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/18/911-victims-fund-bill-vote-1422014

But will Dotard sign it? I'm taking NOTHING for granted!

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 07:39 PM

1. They can override a veto if they want.

We will see... Hoping it doesnt even come to that.

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