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Washington, D.C. Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the Senate’s overwhelming vote to pass the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327), which ensures benefits are provided to victims and survivors of 9/11. Rubio is a cosponsor of the Senate companion bill (S.546) and released a video message on the vote.
A broadcast quality version of the video can be found here. 

“I have long supported this effort and I’m glad that Congress has finally taken action to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent. All of us remember the images of the brave firefighters and first responders in New York City who charged into the burning buildings on September 11th,” Rubio said. “While many lost their lives in selfless acts of bravery, these courageous first responders, who are still alive today, are dealing with significant health problems from that fateful day in September.”