Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) joined the chorus of supporters cheering the recent federal vote to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act permanent:
“I applaud the federal government’s decision to take action on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act and solidify its standing for all first responders who suffer health problems today as a result of their heroism years ago.
“We’ve all felt the impact of 9/11 in many different ways. Those who selflessly and bravely stepped in to help and the families who still need our support deserve the protection provided under the act.
“We will always remember the family and friends we lost on 9/11. And now, through the fund, we will also remember the sacrifice others have made to rescue survivors. The incredible acts of our first responders in the face of unspeakable tragedy will never be forgotten.”