Jon Stewart Lobbies on Behalf of 9/11 First Responders


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Jon Stewart Travels To Capitol Hill To Fight For 9/11 First Re…

9/11 first responders are dying, and now Jon Stewart is in DC to make a change

Posted by NowThis on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jon Stewart apologized to 9/11 first responders Wednesday saying it was embarrassing that they had to plead with Congress to renew their health and compensation coverage, reports the NY Post.

“I want to apologize to all the men and women — the first responders — that you had to come down here today,” Stewart, wearing a blue FDNY T-shirt, said in joining the lobbying effort outside the Capitol. “I’m embarrassed that you, after serving so selflessly and with heroism, have to come down here to convince people to do what’s right.”

Flanked by fire and police personnel — some in wheelchairs — the former “Daily Show” host added: “Nobody had to lobby you to rush to those towers on that day. I was living in downtown Manhattan and I can never repay the debt to the first responders who brought stability and humanity … to the entire country.”

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act provides benefits to first responders who are sick after inhaling toxic air at the smoldering site of the World Trade Center towers struck by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.

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