Families fight for 9/11 victims' compensation fund as Senate delays

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  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
  • Another 9/11 first responder, former New York City firefighter Kevin Nolan, has died as families push for Congress to renew funding for the victims' compensation fund. CBSN New York's Jessica Layton reports.

Comments • 111

  • Blud Clot
    Blud Clot Month ago

    I did not see Pete Davidson at any one these 911 hearings

  • Broken Arrow
    Broken Arrow Month ago

    Maybe they could have used some of the RUsSiaN cOlLUsIon hate money you hacks wasted for the US people while making penny's a click from lies and riots YOU STARTED.

  • D P
    D P Month ago

    They are only delaying it because they want to cut the funds from unnecessary and wasteful causes first.....rather than throw this country FURTHER in to debt.
    How about all these Democrats who don't understand this, give up half of their annual saleries to fund it?? They are already OVER PAID for the extremely little work they actually do!

  • Gustav Crock
    Gustav Crock Month ago +1

    How come the people involved with the Oklahoma City bombing aren't getting a free check for life? They went through a traumatic experience or is that only for Liberal cities?

  • darkjqguar0969
    darkjqguar0969 Month ago

    Keep voting Republican. 70 + Trillions USA debt, it went from 25 + to 70 Trillions in about 3 years, No help to our 9/11 heroes from the Republicans, No wonderful Healthcare plan unveil, no wall even know Trump already have 20 + billion on hand, no minimum wage increase as promised, Tax reform increase the Taxes on the middle class Americans.
    So far the economy is good, but for the Super Rich.
    One thing Trump did accomplish... Racism is at a all time high. Can we afford another 4 years of Trump ?
    We should see.....

  • jjeff500tv
    jjeff500tv Month ago +1

    Vote him out!!!

  • sharon nagle
    sharon nagle Month ago

    Respect for our community, for the angels out there who run toward danger for others, for our vicims, to save lives. They deserve to get what they need just like any person without going through all the approve or disapprove congress BS. Executive order? Where's Trump on this?

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      They are only delaying it because they want to cut the funds from unnecessary and wasteful causes first.....rather than throw this country FURTHER in to debt.
      How about all these Democrats who don't understand this, give up half of their annual saleries to fund it??

  • Mr. Sarcastic
    Mr. Sarcastic Month ago

    Plane Must Hit Steel Kite. The words the black children said in front of G.W.Bush right after his aid told him it had started.
    That's a Satanic Ritual Folks.

    • LilSc0rPio _602
      LilSc0rPio _602 Month ago +1

      Yep. Its been 17\18 years. Now its almost becoming a myth. Lost within...

  • Tea Tea
    Tea Tea Month ago +1

    Of course Mitch McConnell

  • Jay Harbau
    Jay Harbau Month ago +1

    Damn Obama and Hillary.

  • Sandlin22
    Sandlin22 Month ago

    Why does the family of a victim need payed by my taxes? If these people had life insurance why they want more money? Looks like people trying to get paid for others deaths. But I know one thing we could take the 12 billion illegal aliens cost the country every year and funnel that into a 911 fund. I'd vote for that.

  • Alabaster
    Alabaster Month ago +4

    What about those of us who dployed to iraq and afghanistan after 911 to fight,got wounded mentally physically and emotionalky but are denied benefits by the VA?

  • MrAustinGT
    MrAustinGT Month ago

    Just here to comment 9/20

  • joe gonzalvez
    joe gonzalvez Month ago +2

    Impeach kavanaugh first and then Trump 🇷🇺

  • Central Time Gamers

    Senate? No no no... republicans

  • KamekoBruns
    KamekoBruns Month ago

    In all honesty, Chuck, defense spending makes up about 16% of our entire federal budget and it's also a constitutional imperative. Welfare and other entitlements aren't.

  • Mr LoL
    Mr LoL Month ago +1

    It’s setting a dangerous president. WHEN the next event happens....don’t help people or if you do, you’re better off perishing. Oh spend more on military funding...to prevent these events....tell that to families of flight 93 passengers.

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      They are only delaying it because they want to cut the funds from unnecessary and wasteful causes first.....rather than throw this country FURTHER in to debt.
      How about all these Democrats who don't understand this, give up half of their annual saleries to fund it??

  • Jim J
    Jim J Month ago

    Forget the political world. America forgot about what happened that day it is prevalent. Now the media pays attention cause of a former liberal comedian looking for street credibility.

  • Chemo Teemo
    Chemo Teemo Month ago +1

    Why not focus on rebuilding our infrastructure that's crumbling around us?

  • Christopher Gadd
    Christopher Gadd Month ago +3

    No problem passing huge tax cuts for the rich but helping 9/11 victims is to much of a budget drain wow.

    • Christopher Gadd
      Christopher Gadd Month ago

      Nemo Krada false it only got approval to vote on from the senate. This wasn’t passed. Try to keep up.

    • Nemo Krada
      Nemo Krada Month ago +1

      It passed yesterday idiot, try to keep up

  • Y P
    Y P Month ago

    Never Forget?

  • Mister Sturm
    Mister Sturm Month ago +3

    Why are American tax payers on the hook for this ? Politicians are milking this as usual....

  • Yousir Cantknow
    Yousir Cantknow Month ago

    *Make the terrorists pay these Reparations.*

  • Rust belt Crawling
    Rust belt Crawling Month ago

    Hasn't anybody noticed veterans and first responders get treated like we have socialist hospitalization ! They seem to be the last treated and cared for so that means that should shiw the kind of treatment we will get if socialism takes over in America!!! Just pay attention to how they treat our veterans and first responders ! Socialism hospitalization for veterans is the slowest system in the world!

  • th33 Smackdown
    th33 Smackdown Month ago

    Trump's homeboy

  • WhatTheyDontTellYou

    Ask the dancing Israelis for money.

  • dindu nuffin
    dindu nuffin Month ago +1

    They're mostly white..... bet if we sprinkled a lil more diversity in their... this be settled +

  • Phil Merrall
    Phil Merrall Month ago +2

    9/11 Inside job.......

  • timedclock Timedsauce
    timedclock Timedsauce Month ago +6

    This government did it they should pay for the victims

  • imnotmelvin3
    imnotmelvin3 2 months ago +1

    Nice job rand, looking to lose a seat to change republican landscape. Nice job.

    • imnotmelvin3
      imnotmelvin3 Month ago

      @D P well I gess the timing looks bad. Anyway, thank you for the reply and point of view. 👍

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      They are only delaying it because they want to cut the funds from unnecessary and wasteful causes first.....rather than throw this country FURTHER in to debt.
      How about all these Democrats who don't understand this, give up half of their annual saleries to fund it??

  • BC Bob
    BC Bob 2 months ago +5

    I care about 9/11 victims but there is a LOOOONG LIST of Veterans deserving help long before 9/11 ever happened!

    • Jose Dias
      Jose Dias Month ago

      Stfu. Seriously.

    • Sandlin22
      Sandlin22 Month ago +1

      We could help them all by securing the borders

  • Michael Grajek
    Michael Grajek 2 months ago

    9-11 was a long time ago and this problem is not new. We've had republican and democrat leadership at that time and both failed miserably. Both are too blame. And I guess we as americans should shoulder some of that blame.

  • Sweet Home
    Sweet Home 2 months ago +6

    Ask Israel for compensation.

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      Idiot ~

  • Robert Thompson
    Robert Thompson 2 months ago +2

    I understand, and AGREE with, 1st responders being taken care of.
    BUT...a "victims" fund???
    No. Absolutely not.
    We're already handing Social Security disability money over to ALOT of sorry humans that "could" work if they weren't so worthless.

    Every 3rd cousin and their half brother will be lining up in New York with a "cough" if they pass a blanket "victims fund".
    That's where that "80 years" of payments he mentioned will be.
    Those 1st responders are different. They deserve it.
    But a victims fund???
    No. Absolutely not.👎

  • B
    B 2 months ago +8

    Why is this even a debate? these heroes deserve to be helped. 😔

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      And BUILD THAT WALL!!!

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      They are only delaying it because they want to cut the funds from unnecessary and wasteful causes first.....rather than throw this country FURTHER in to debt.
      How about all these Democrats who don't understand this, give up half of their annual saleries to fund it??

    • Central Time Gamers
      Central Time Gamers Month ago +1

      Because republicans cant snake in a shady pro corporate policy in with it.

    • Michael Grajek
      Michael Grajek 2 months ago +2

      So do vets. We dropped the ball on that too. What politicians, both sides, and trump mean is this they are not heroes, I prefer my heroes wealthy. Because both parties only care about is money. They'll throw a bone once in a while and lie to our faces, but more often than not, the rich take care of the rich.

  • Merle Folven
    Merle Folven 2 months ago +3

    Senate do not support any social bills, what a loser

  • No One
    No One 2 months ago

    I feel for the families.
    At the same time, those people who lost their lives as first responders knew that they were doing a dangerous job.
    I don't think anyone should seek compensation for something like this.

  • Bobby Blair
    Bobby Blair 2 months ago +1

    Rand Paul simply wants the money to come from the existing budgets from other departments, and not simply borrow more adding to the debt. Like he has done for every other bill demanding money... so everyone complaining is uneducated, probably because the media and other politicians are lying

    • Merle Folven
      Merle Folven 2 months ago +2

      Like the tax cuts for the millionaire, we didnot not need that to the debt....

  • JEFF JACK
    JEFF JACK 2 months ago

    CIA is responsible for those buildings falling. When will the sheep wake up

  • Tallacus
    Tallacus 2 months ago +11

    Maybe the Bush's and Saudi's should fund this, after all they caused it

  • Ned Labarbara
    Ned Labarbara 2 months ago

    New York spent 5.1 billion on illegals. None for you guts.
    Sorry.

  • J Henry2508
    J Henry2508 2 months ago +2

    If America stopped funding israeli terrorism at the cost of over 11 million a day to the taxpayers then maybe there would be enough money for the people of this country that actually need and deserve it.

  • Daniel Ferguson
    Daniel Ferguson 2 months ago +9

    How can anyone with a conscience ever vote Republican again?

    • c431inf 11b
      c431inf 11b Month ago +3

      Because Democrats are border line communists at this point with TDS

    • BC Bob
      BC Bob 2 months ago +5

      I will only vote REPUB!

    • AWretchLikeThee
      AWretchLikeThee 2 months ago +5

      Even though I don't agree with the Senate on this particular issue, the demonrats are hardly the standard of morality.

  • whyputaname2
    whyputaname2 2 months ago +8

    Not one RepubliCon is defending the 9/11 Responders.. They are only thinking about themselves...

    • BC Bob
      BC Bob Month ago +2

      Or thinking about taking care of veterans long before 9/11.

  • Wil Morales
    Wil Morales 2 months ago +13

    If Trump care about as much he should fix this issue.

  • Pat Depaula
    Pat Depaula 2 months ago +18

    Everyday there is a new embarrassment coming out of Washington DC Rand Paul you should be ashamed of yourself instead of representing Americans to the best of your ability you're hindering the people that have helped so many during 9/11

    • The Tayterminator
      The Tayterminator Month ago +1

      Im all for trying to get a grip on spending but this was not the bill he should have tried to make an example on. Absolutely ridiculous.

  • Tobias Forge
    Tobias Forge 2 months ago +1

    I'm not sure about the need for funding ... 60 year old firefighters say they're knees hurt from "9/11" and then they get a big fat check from the government. I think a lot of 60 year old guys have bad knees ... I think most of these guys are full of crap.

  • Rastra Dharam
    Rastra Dharam 2 months ago +3

    US have money to fund terrorist state Pakistan.
    But doesn't have funds for 9/11 victims which was plotted in Pakistan and Done by the Pakistani Nationalist terrorist.
    Shame on this double standard.

    • Rastra Dharam
      Rastra Dharam 2 months ago +1

      @Mac Daddy Gaming So Why Did Pakistan hide Osama Bin Laden World Most Wanted Terrorist .

    • Mac Daddy Gaming
      Mac Daddy Gaming 2 months ago +1

      Rastra Dharam Damn, you really hate Pakistan. Not surprised, you're an Indian.

  • Toonces Here
    Toonces Here 2 months ago +1

    Why isn't anyone talking about the costs of this bill? It's tremendous!!! We can cut subsidies to universities, billions to Iran/Pakistan...waste in military spending....The opportunities are endless! 🙋

  • Linda Flagg, MA, BCPCLC
    Linda Flagg, MA, BCPCLC 2 months ago +12

    The Trump Tax Cuts Did One Thing: Give Rich People More Money...need I say more.

  • RJ Wohlman
    RJ Wohlman 2 months ago +9

    Rand Paul... Fighting for the rich, again.

    • RJ Wohlman
      RJ Wohlman Month ago

      @D P They would have never done a tax cut for the ubr-wealrhy if they really thought that. Trillion in debt in ten years because of it. Again it's socialism for the wealthy. Don't believe me? Look at what the car companies did after we gave them a bailout. We socialize the losses but privatize the income.

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      They are only delaying it because they want to cut the funds from unnecessary and wasteful causes first.....rather than throw this country FURTHER in to debt.
      How about all these Democrats who don't understand this, give up half of their annual saleries to fund it??

  • Garrfield Todd
    Garrfield Todd 2 months ago +3

    This is disgusting, 911 workers need that funding, I hope these politicians get assassinated for holding back this bill. Every day matters for these sick people.

    • Tobias Forge
      Tobias Forge 2 months ago +1

      Most of them are full of crap ... just after a government check.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 2 months ago +8

    Rand Paul is traitor to the American people? Who's side is he for? Working for a foreign government? He not working for America.

    • D P
      D P Month ago

      They are only delaying it because they want to cut the funds from unnecessary and wasteful causes first.....rather than throw this country FURTHER in to debt.
      How about all these Democrats who don't understand this, give up half of their annual saleries to fund it??

  • Kenta Krustofski
    Kenta Krustofski 2 months ago +10

    Ah, the party of fiscal responsibility except when it comes to defense spending and giving themselves tax breaks.

    • Scary Dreamer
      Scary Dreamer 2 months ago +2

      @Tobias Forge Amazon, FB, and Google don't pay federal taxes so why did they get a break? They actually get tax refunds every year.

    • whyputaname2
      whyputaname2 2 months ago

      @Tobias Forge yeah, was it worth it.. From what I understand NO...

    • Tobias Forge
      Tobias Forge 2 months ago +1

      EVERYONE who pays Federal income tax .... got a tax break.

  • T N
    T N 2 months ago +4

    Disgusting. Further proof that anyone who isn't a CEO is expendable in this country. These people unselfishly rushed into extreme danger to save others. Do what's right!

  • Mecca Morgan
    Mecca Morgan 2 months ago +4

    Please enforce the Jasta law that gives the 9/11 families the right to sue the Saudi Kingdom. Instead the Trump Administration is selling them arms... 🤔

  • L F
    L F 2 months ago +8

    *I thought we were going to drain the swamp?*

    • L F
      L F 2 months ago +2

      whyputaname2 right? 😂

    • whyputaname2
      whyputaname2 2 months ago +2

      Thought Mexico was paying for the Wall....

  • False Flag
    False Flag 2 months ago +2

    Politicians won't do nothing for the taxpayers they steal 100 million from annually while only earning 100 grand. they just want to attack the President exposing them and he's WINNING!

  • The Blood Of Ogun #AlphaBlack #B1

    Why should the families of 9/11 get money?? They themselves didn't die in those towers... they've gotten too much money already

  • jake pryor
    jake pryor 2 months ago +9

    WTF do right thing..