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PoliticsJon Stewart celebrates passage of 9/11 bill: 'This has been the honor of my life'

00:35  24 july  2019
00:35  24 july  2019 Source:   news.yahoo.com

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Jon Stewart on Tuesday celebrated the Senate's vote to reauthorize the September 11 th Victim Compensation Fund, saying it has " This has been the honor of my life ," the former host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" said at a press conference following the passage of the bill , which would

Former Daily Show Jon Stewart has been a major advocate for the fund, keeping up pressure on Stewart grew emotional after the bill was passed. “ This has been the honor of my life to work with NEW: Jon Stewart on Senate passage of bill making 9 / 11 victims compensation fund permanent

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Jon Stewart on Tuesday celebrated the Senate's vote to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, saying it has been the "honor" of his life to fight on behalf of first responders sickened by exposure to toxic material at Ground Zero.

"This has been the honor of my life," the former host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" said at a press conference following the passage of the bill, which would ensure funding for victims for the next seven decades. The Senate voted overwhelmingly 97-2 to pass the legislation, which now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature. Republican Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah were the only two to vote against it, citing spending concerns.

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Jon Stewart on Tuesday celebrated the Senate's vote to reauthorize the September 11 th Victim Compensation Fund, saying it has " This has been the honor of my life ," the former host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" said at a press conference following the passage of the bill , which would

"I will always be so proud to have been associated with it," Stewart said.

Last month, Stewart made an impassioned plea on Capitol Hill for Congress to reauthorize the fund, which was set to expire next year. He also berated lawmakers who failed to show up to the hearing.

Jon Stewart celebrates passage of 9/11 bill: 'This has been the honor of my life'© Provided by Oath Inc. Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, smiles at the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The Senate will be voting later today on HR 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

“Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak — to no one,” Stewart said. “Shameful. It’s an embarrassment to the country, and it is a stain on this institution.”

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Comedian Jon Stewart on Tuesday celebrated the Senate's passage of a bill permanently reauthorizing the 9 / 11 Victim Compensation Fund, saying fighting for the cause alongside 9 / 11 first responders has been the " honor of my life ." Stewart spoke after the Senate overwhelmingly passed

Whatever you think of Jon Stewart is fine but you've missed the OP point. Whether you disagreed with his form of comedy or it went over your head, it was probably more truthful news than anything we get today. I can't find the YT vid of his first post- 9 / 11 monologue done on 9/20. But Comedy Central has it

The day after Stewart's appearance, the House panel voted unanimously to advance the bill.

Stewart also called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for not meeting with the first responders pushing for the bill's reauthorization. McConnell eventually did, and brought the legislation to a vote on the Senate floor.

"We can never repay all that the 9/11 community has done for our country," Stewart said Tuesday. "But we can stop penalizing them."

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