New York Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerry Nadler and Peter T. King praised the word of an agreement for a Senate vote after the bill gets through the House.

“This is, quite simply, the right thing to do. The 9/11 community needs and deserves our support and the quicker we get this bill passed, the better,” the three House members said in a statement.  “We have a double moral obligation to these heroic men and women.”

News of the McConnell commitment came after legislation to help victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has crossed a threshold of support that is key to move ahead in the Senate, according to New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.

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