Governor Phil Murphy

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Statement from Acting Governor Sheila Oliver on the Permanent Authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act


“With the permanent extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act now signed, Congress and the President have shown how much good the federal government can do when it works together. This law follows on the heels of the action New Jersey took just weeks ago to similarly protect first responders living with severe health problems due to their exposure to toxic compounds while working to rescue fellow Americans at the World Trade Center. No one who was alive on 9/11 will ever forget the horror and sadness of the day. Now, the bravery and self-sacrifice of the first responders who rushed to the scene, and exhibited the best of professionalism and commitment, will never be forgotten.”