Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim’s funding

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KENTUCKY – A Kentucky Senator nixes a plan to fast track the extended funding for the 9/11 victim’s bill.

The measure passed the house last week, but senator Rand Paul cited the nation’s debt for his objection.

Paul says America has $22 trillion in debt and adds one trillion more each year.

The 9/11 bill would ensure the fund can pay benefits for 70 years.

This is why Paul says the bill should be offset by cutting other spending.

Kirsten Gillibrand responded saying she’s disappointed.

“Enough of the political games. The 9/11 first responders and the entire nation are watching to see if this body actually cares. Do we care about the men and the women who answered the call of duty? “

Paul says he will offer an amendment to the bill to be voted on.

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a vote and says the bill could still be voted on before the August recess.

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(This story was originally published on July 17, 2019)

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