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SI Rep. Max Rose Sponsors Never Forget the Heroes Act

February, 2019

Max Rose, the freshman United States Representative from New York’s 11th Congressional District, which includes all of Staten Island and parts of Southern Brooklyn, has kicked off his legislative career by choosing to join a bipartisan outreach initiative to build support for the Never Forget the Heroes Act.

The Never Forget the Heroes Act would renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and roll back recently announced devastating 50% to 70% cuts in compensation to 9/11 victims. Originally introduced in October 2018, the Never Forget the Heroes Act will be re-introduced in both Houses of Congress on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Rep. Max Rose, a decorated U.S. Army Veteran who served in the War in Afghanistan, joins Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerrold NadlerPeter King, and Lee Zeldin, in introducing the Never Forget the Heroes Act in the House.

In announcing his support of the Never Forget the Heroes Act, Rep. Max Rose said “9/11 wasn’t just an attack on New York – it was an attack on the United States of America, so we have to do more than never forget. We need to do right by the heroes who put their lives on the line and are now living with the consequences. Kicking the can down the road with short-term extensions is no way to provide certainty and stability for these families. We need a permanent solution, and I’m honored to make that happen.”

Click here to find out if your Members of Congress have joined the bipartisan supporters of the Never Forget the Heroes Act. If they do, thank them. If they do not, urge them to support and cosponsor the bill.

Nothing can undo the federal government urging the public that the air was safe to breathe. Nothing can undo victims’ exposure to horrific carcinogenic toxins. Nothing can undo their illnesses or pain or suffering.

However, the Never Forget the Heroes Act can undo what would be yet another horrible injustice for 9/11 victims suffering from toxic exposure related illnesses. The Never Forget the Heroes Act can roll back the proposed cuts, extend the 9/11 VCF, and ensure that all 9/11 victims have a chance at justice.

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