President Trump Signs 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension

President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law to make sure a fund to compensate September 11 victims never runs out of money.

The president signed the compensation fund extension surrounded by first responders from the 2001 terror attacks.

The bill extends the money through 2092, essentially making it permanent.

It covers illnesses potentially related to the World Trade Center site, Pentagon or Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

More than 40,000 people have applied to the fund.

The $7.4 billion fund has rapidly depleted.

Administrators have also cut benefit payments by up to 70%.