Jon Stewart demands Congress support 9/11 compensation fund

The fund for the 9/11 responders who were sickened by the toxic debris is running out of money and future payouts are set to be cut by as much as 70%.
1:08 | 06/13/19

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It was last night here we should get an emotional moment on Capitol Hill Jon Stewart with first responders from 9/11 blasting congress for dragging its feet for threatening funding. And blasting a couple of politicians who didn't show up 24 hours later what's happened now let's get right live to Terry Moran and washing site with more on the boat that took place today Terry. David this is a big step and one that is no doubt made possible by that passionate advocacy of Jon Stewart. The full House Judiciary Committee Democrats and Republicans unanimously voted today. To pass and fully fund. That 9/11 victims compensation fund. And make it easier for those first responders to file claims and get them heard expeditiously doesn't happen much in this in this town. When we get a bipartisan majority like that it now goes to the house floor. Where it's expected to pass the key person now senate majority leader Mitch McConnell he said that they get a look at the issue late late. That triggered Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York to say please put it on the house on the senate floor and get this bill done. I that should come later in the summer but stay tuned a big step today in large part thanks to Jon Stewart.

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