Push for Federal Funding of 9/11 Memorial

By Peter Quinn

Published 02/06 2014 04:12PM

Updated 02/06 2014 05:20PM

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says he'll be pushing for the federal government to help fund the 9/11 memorial in New York City.

According to the Wall Street Journal, The National September 11th Memorial Museum has decided to charge $24 per general admission ticket when it finally opens in May.The money will allow it to operate with a $60 million budget. Tickets will be discounted for students, seniors and people who helped with response and recovery efforts after the terror attack. Victims family members will get in for free. So far, Congress and New York City have decided not to pay for operating costs at the museum.

"We will try to get money in this budget to help defray the cost. The federal government pays for other war memorial costs like the Arizona in Pearl Harbor and I think they should do it here," said Schumer.

Schumer thinks everyone should get in for free. The museum will not charge admission for a 3-hour stretch every Tuesday night.

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