Jon Stewart Chases Down Lawmakers to Lobby for 9/11 First Responders

The former "Daily Show" traveled to Washington to support extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
1:21 | 09/16/15

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You need Jon Stewart is taking the cause of the 9/11 first responders told lawmakers in DC the former daily show host was on Capitol Hill to boost support for continued health care for emergency crews. The became his sick with the terror attacks on the way to a meeting today Stewart spotted senator Deb fish are. Who is not signed. This board the bail he ran after the Republican lawmaker to ever copy of the bill and then introduced her to a wheelchair bound first responder. You're certain to be here doing I really appreciate it good. The agent to regionals and drug act only funded medical coverage for five years he begins expiring at the end of the month. Stewart along with New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for the law to become. Prompt. There hasn't been one meeting where we've sat there they look you directly in the guy and they say oh my gosh absolutely these men and women are heroes and and you walk out of the room and it's forgotten. And the real key is going to be how do we take the momentum. Of these great brave individuals and these great legislators today had a we turn that into actual. Action with urgency. A lawmaker say there's an urgency to get the senate and congress to vote on the bill during the crowded September. Legislative count.

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