The New York Daily News releases a report in which Dr. David Prezant reveals that the Treasury Department has withheld around $3.2 million from 9/11 victims. Prezant is the director of the Fire Department of New York’s World Trade Center Health Program.
The FDNY WTC Health Program is a federal program intended to cover the medical bills for emergency responders suffering from ailments caused by working on Ground Zero.
In 2016, before Trump took office, the Treasury withheld $500,000 from the program. The $3.2 million is the sum of withheld funds from 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
In 2020 alone, the Treasury held back $1,447,000 from the program.
Steven Mnuchin has served as Treasury Secretary since February 13, 2017.
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