Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 18th anniversary of September 11th, 2001:
“The September 11th attacks remain seared in the memory of all Americans. Today, I honor the memory of those who lost their lives, and my heart goes out to their loved ones. We have not forgotten those we lost, nor the brave firefighters, police officers, and other first responders who worked tirelessly to save lives, sometimes at the cost of their own. On this solemn anniversary, let us again commemorate all whose lives were touched by this tragedy, and conjure the spirit of unity and service to country and fellows that followed in its wake.”
On July 23, 2019, Senator Cortez Masto joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to pass the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act to ensure that 9/11 victims are fully compensated for their losses. This legislation ensures that all 9/11 first responders and survivors suffering from injuries related to the attacks or to exposure at Ground Zero who have certified 9/11 illnesses receive their full compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) now and into the future as more become ill.