Jon Stewart Eviscerates Congress for Slashing 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payouts: WATCH

Jon Stewart in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 11. 
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The judiciary committee vote on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is expected on Wednesday thanks to the efforts of Jon Stewart and other activists.

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The prospect of Jon Stewart and a phalanx of 9/11 responders descending on Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify for a new 9/11 bill is paying off — the House Judiciary Committee is planning to vote on that bill Wednesday, the Daily News has learned.

At stake is the expiring 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which is running out of money and has had to slash payouts to ailing responders and survivors by more than half.

The NY Daily News

“I can’t help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to,” he said. “Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders. And in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. Shameful. It’s an embarrassment to the country and it’s a stain on this institution.”

Watch Stewart below.

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