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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9-11 victims fund WASHINGTON — Comedian Jon Stewart is scolding Congress for failing to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund set up after the 9-11 attacks never runs out of money.Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9-11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend Tuesday’s hearing on a bill that would ensure the fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years. Pointing to rows of empty seats at a House Judiciary Committee hearing room, Stewart said “sick and dying” first responders and their families came to Washington for the hearing, only to face a nearly deserted dais.He called the lack of attendance “an embarrassment to the country and a stain on the institution” of Congress.Lawmakers said they support the bill and were monitoring the hearing amid other congressional business.Matthew Daly, The Associated Press by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am PDTlast_img

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