FDNY firefighter who survived 9/11 says Republican criticizing Ilhan Omar told him he was ‘too busy’ to talk victim benefits – New York Daily News

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-texas-republican-ilhan-omar-fdny-firefighter-attack-20190411-qs7sbccinbd4zhirps2d7g6wpm-story.html

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«The fund, which provides compensation to first responders and others harmed in the 9/11 attacks, has been forced to slash payouts in recent months because congressional Republicans such as Crenshaw have been reluctant to support its renewal.

“He really didn’t want to talk to us,” Serra, 39, told The News over the phone. “He said he didn’t have any information and that his staff would take care of it.”

More than 81,404 Americans rely on VCF, 375 of whom hail from Crenshaw’s state, according to a status report filed by the fund in February.»

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