Lawmakers eye bin Laden bounty for 9/11 victims
(AP) - Two New York City congressman say that up to $50million in Osama bin Laden bounty money should go to firstresponders, survivors and families of victims of the Sept. 11attacks.
The Rewards for Justice Program established a bounty of $25million in 2001 to help bring bin Laden to justice. In 2004,Congress passed legislation providing the secretary of state up to$50 million to award for information leading to the capture of binLaden.
Bin Laden was killed last week. It's unclear whether anyone iseligible for the bounty.
Congressmen Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler say the fundsshould be redirected to organizations that assist first responders,families and survivors affected by the attacks.
The state department didn't immediately comment.