Listen: U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund
"The September eleventh victim compensation fund cutting payments in half. And in some cases by as much as seventy percent. The fund is running out of money as it faces. A surge of new claims NPR's, Shannon, van Zandt has more the fund compensates for deaths and illnesses due to toxic exposure from the September eleventh attacks, it has disbursed payouts to about twenty one thousand people since twenty eleven the fun now faces over nineteen thousand additional unpaid claims, and is due to expire at the end of twenty twenty John feel construction worker who was injured at ground zero spoke with NPR congress continues to put deadlines and auditory dates on I would legislation that we now passed a couple of times and twenty nine in two thousand fifteen but he's cancers and respiratory illnesses. They have no deadlines senators Kirsten gillibrand Chuck Schumer and other legislators say they will push for congress to restore cuts to the fund and extend its"