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NYC Sept. 11 memorial funding to date: $700M

October 19, 2011

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NEW YORK—The National September 11 Memorial & Museum says it has raised more than $700 million so far.

It outlined its funding in a statement seeking federal funding authorization.

The statement says the authorization would "help advance core national priorities at a site of international importance."

A Senate subcommittee was meeting on the proposed legislation in Washington on Wednesday.

Memorial officials say nearly $500 million of the funds raised so far have come from non-federal sources. The proposed legislation would provide about one-third of the group's operating budget.

Organizers say most of the funds have been used for construction and planning the museum. It's slated to open next year. top stories on Twitter

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