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House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming

The bill to permanently fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously today after yesterday’s scathing speech by comedian Jon Stewart excoriated the House for making those sick from 9/11 wait and beg for funding for their illnesses.

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Schumer calls for Senate vote on 9/11 victim fund

 “As soon as the House passes this bill, it should be on the floor of the Senate immediately — as a stand-alone bill,” said Schumer.

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A history of the long fight to secure funding for 9/11 first responders

A brief history of the fight for funding for site-related illnesses can be found here.

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