Treasury Department withheld nearly $4M from 9/11 first responder health fund: Report

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly acknowledged Friday that the Department of the Treasury has withheld more than $3.92 million meant for 9/11 first responders since 2004 in a letter sent to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and 30 other New York state officials.

The Treasury Department said that the funds were withheld because of other outstanding debts owed to the federal government by New York City, according to the letter obtained by CNN.

The estimated amount of funding that was withheld increased dramatically in the past few years, nearly tripling in 2020. This year, at least $1.45 million in funds were withheld, Dr. David Prezant,
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