House panel advances bill to boost September 11th Victims Compensation Fund

A House panel passed a bill Wednesday to authorize additional funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund until 2090, one day after comedian Jon Stewart sharply criticized members of Congress for not attending a subcommittee hearing on the issue and gave an emotional plea to extend the funding.

The bill passed on a voice vote without opposition and now heads to the House floor for the full chamber to vote. The vote comes after the fund’s administrator announced awards for...

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