House votes to make 9/11 victim compensation fund permanent

Comedian Jon Stewart and activists made emotional pleas before Congress in June to extend the fund.
1:32 | 07/13/19

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Transcript for House votes to make 9/11 victim compensation fund permanent
time to prepare. No decision on whether that will happen. And major news on Jon Stewart, trying to make sure the money for 9/11 first responders never runs out. Democrats in the house passing this, now it's up to the senate. Here's Mary Bruce. Reporter: On capitol hill today, a victory for the heroes of 9/11. This is necessary, it is urgent, and it is morally right. Reporter: The house voting to extend funding to care for first responders, after an emotional shaming from comedian Jon Stewart. Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity -- time! It's the one thing they're running out of. Reporter: At his side, detective Luis Alvarez, who spent three months searching through the toxic rubble at ground zero. You all said that you'd never forget. Well, I'm here to make sure that you don't. Reporter: A final plea, in his final days. Detective Alvarez died just three weeks later. Mary Bruce is live in Washington. Mitch Mcconnell is promising a vote soon? Reporter: David, Mcconnell told us he wants this done by the end of this month. In a statement today, he said the senate has never forgotten the victim compensation fund, and we aren't about to start now. Thank you. Still ahead on "World news tonight" this Friday, the

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