Skip to comments.Treasury Department withholds $1.5 million from FDNY 9/11 health program
Posted on 09/12/2020 2:37:21 AM PDT by Cronos
(CNN)The Treasury Department has so far withheld in 2020 approximately $1.5 million from a New York City Fire Department health care program for those who worked at Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to letters from New York Rep. Peter King.
The Republican congressman wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in June and on September 10, urging him to reimburse the FDNY's World Trade Center Health Program for its services. He wrote that the department apparently withheld the funding due to "a range of issues dealing with different New York City offices and programs that have nothing to do with the FDNY Clinic." "It is essential that you release these funds immediately to the FDNY's World Trade Center Clinic," King wrote to Mnuchin in September. "Our firefighters should not (be) punished for an administrative issue with New York City's Department of Finance." The New York Daily News first reported that the Treasury Department withheld nearly $4 million over the past four years, including nearly $1.5 million this year through late August. FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer told CNN that the Daily News article is "accurate." But Frederick Vaughan, a Treasury Department official, told King's office in August that between August 2016 and May 2020, the department withheld nearly $2 million from FDNY. Vaughan wrote that the Treasury Department is required to "offset" federal payments for debts owed to the US, and since New York City has a single taxpayer identification number that covers multiple programs, FDNY's World Trade Center Health Program offset the debt of another
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Peter King, the biggest supporter of terrorism pre-9/11. IRA terror was A-OK for him.
“Our firefighters should not (be) punished for an administrative issue with New York City’s Department of Finance.”
I guess “administrative issue” means some New York politician stole the money.
Making sure I understand this. NYC decided to bundle the NYCFD 9/11 funds with other non related activities that receive federal reimbursement but because NY can’t get its shit together they are not being paid by the feds for one big line item that has many subcategories one of which is the fund. Is that correct? This is Trump’s fault how? These reporters and democrats, one in the same, are some evil and vile people.
Suddenly CNN loves first responders.
What a load.
I live in NYS.
I don’t trust our pols with federal taxpayers’ money, either.
>>because NY cant get its shit together they are not being paid by the feds for one big line item that has many subcategories one of which is the fund.
Yup, this firefighters’ fund is an accountancy equivalent of a human shield.
Its also started in 2016 when Obama was President
>> the Daily News article is “accurate.”
The Daily News despises Trump.
FDNY needs to get its own taxpayer id #
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