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Senate To Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension Next Week

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The United States Senate has agreed to vote next week on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

The decision comes as New York City loses two more heroes who worked at Ground Zero.

Firefighter Richard Driscoll is now the 200th FDNY member to die from 9/11-related illnesses.

Driscoll retired from Engine 91 in East Harlem in 2002 after serving for 32 years.

FDNY Firefighter Kevin Nolan also died this week from a 9/11 related illness. He joined the FDNY in 1989, working on the Upper East Side and in the Bronx before retiring in 2007.

Today, Democratic lawmakers announced they will push forward with the legislation.

The bill would reauthorize the Victim Compensation Fund through 2090.

Republican senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee prevented the Senate from voting to approve the bill unanimously, citing its cost.

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