Jon Stewart, first responders head to DC to push for extension of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Andrew Weber
June 11, 2019 - 9:03 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is quickly running out of money due to a record number of claims.

The House votes tomorrow on the “Never Forget The Heroes Act” to replenish and permanently extend the fund.

Today, Jon Stewart, a longtime advocate, and 9/11 first responders will be on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

In March, Stewart made an impassioned plea, “This is your opportunity to write a final chapter for these men and woman who fought for 18 years. They fought when nobody believed they were sick. They fought when nobody that their sickness was caused by 9/11. They fought when no one thought their health care worth paying for.”

Stewart has said it’s embarrassing that first responders have had to come to Washington routinely for the last 18 years to fight for justice.

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