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Gillibrand issues statement on 9/11 first responders meeting with Mitch McConnell


WASHINGTON, D.C.  -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement on tomorrow's meeting between 9/11 first responders and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

"While I appreciate that Senator McConnell is meeting with the 9/11 responders, I hope that it will be the last time they have to come down to Washington, period. They are sick, they are dying, and they have already had to spend too much of their precious time walking the halls of Congress and fighting to convince members of Congress that making the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent is the right thing to do. Enough is enough. As soon as the meeting is finished, Senator McConnell should immediately commit to putting the bill that will soon pass the House on the floor for a standalone vote. We owe this to our heroes, and we should not force them to wait one more day."

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