Political commentator and comedian Jon Stewart slammed the U.S. Congress during a hearing on reauthorizing the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund in Washington DC on Tuesday as “shameful.”
As a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, Stewart angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend the hearing on a bill that would ensure the fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years.
A day after, the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the compensation fund for police, firefighters and other first responders to the 9/11 attack sites.
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