NYC Congressmen Propose Bill to Give Bin Laden Bounty to 9/11 Survivors

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Democratic representatives Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler are proposing a bill that would award the $50 million in Osama Bin Laden bounty money to first responders, survivors, and families of victims of 9/11. (This is something I didn't know: In 2001, the Rewards for Justice Program set up a $25 million bounty for catching OBL; in 2004, Congress passed legislation potentially upping that amount to $50 million). "Because there is likely no awardee for the $50 million bounty for Osama bin Laden's capture, those funds should now be used in support of the thousands of 9/11 families, responders and survivors," said Nadler.

In other Anthony Weiner-related news, his Mother's Day tweet won the day.

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]


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