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CD198: Rationing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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Release Date: 06/17/2019

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The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is being rationed due to a lack of funding and an approaching end date for the program. In this episode, learn about the shocking, growing number of 9/11 victims, understand why these victims are in danger of having to bear the financial consequences of their injuries on their own, and examine the details and status of H.R. 1327, the bill that would solve this problem for good. Jamie Kilstein joins Jen for the thank you's.

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Hearing: The Need to Reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, June 11, 2019

Watch on C-SPAN

Witnesses:

  • Rupa Bhattacharyya: Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Department of Justice
  • Dr. Jaqueline Moline M.D.: Chair of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Lila Nordstrom: 9/11 Survivor
  • Anesa Maria St. Rose Henry: Widow of Candidus Henry, Construction Worker and 9/11 Responder
  • Thomas Mohnal: Special Agent, FBI and 9/11 Responder
  • Michael O’Connell: Retired Lieutenant and 9/11 Responder, FDNY
  • Luis Alvarez: Retired Detective and 9/11 Responder, NYPD
  • Jon Stewart: 9/11 Responders and Survivors Advocate

 


 YouTube: This is a clip from the documentary: 911, Toxic Legacy which aired on Canadian CBC 9/10.2006, September 10, 2006


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Music Presented in This Episode

Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)