The fund is expected to be exhausted by the end of 2020.
"We will reach the point soon, most likely this year," Senator Chuck Schumer from New York said this month, "if more of these will have died 9/11-related illnesses than on September 11th."  So far, some 21,000 claimants have received about $ 5 billion and another 19,000 claims are pending.
In order to meet new demands and prevent cuts to previous claims, the House Judiciary Committee endorsed the draft bill passed by Peter T. King, Republican of Long Island, and Carolyn Maloney, Democrat of Manhattan, was sponsored to extend the fund for decades, and the whole house is expected to do so next month.
On June 26, when paramedics met with Mr. McConnell, a man grabbed the Senator's hand as this man, John Feal, a demolition officer in an accident Losing part of his foot at Ground Zero, releasing his grip, the senator held Mr. Alvarez's New York Police Badge in hand.
"For a New York Police officer to give up his badge, it's like someone donating an organ "Mr. Feal later told CNN," and Luis wanted the Senate Majority Leader to understand the importance of this and be reminded that people are sick and dying. "19659008]