According to legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives, 9/11 families should get a piece of the OBL bounty pie.
Any unclaimed bounty money from the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden should go to the first responders, victims’ families and survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks, a pair of New York congressmen said Sunday.
Reps. Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler have introduced legislation that would award up to $50 million of the bounty approved by Congress to help fund organizations that provide health care, psychological care and other resources to those most directly affected in the September 11, 2001, attacks.
“These programs are ones that desperately need funding that are still everyday dealing with the ramifications of September 11,” Weiner said at a news conference from ground zero.
“Hopefully they will now benefit from this reward money.”
The bounty is part of the Rewards for Justice program run by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Since its creation in 1984, it has paid out over $100 million to more than 60 people.
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