First responders and 9/11 survivors, with Jon Stewart's fierce support, had to repeatedly return to Congress to push the measure.
The Senate voted Tuesday to ensure permanent funding for 9/11 first responders and their families.
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The comedian, along with 9/11 first responder John Feal, accused the Republican senator of "fiscal responsibility virtue signaling."
The proposed legislation, which comedian Jon Stewart has passionately lobbied for, would ensure the fund never runs out of money.
The legislation now goes to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not set a timeline for a vote.
The former police detective recently petitioned Congress for health care funding alongside comedian Jon Stewart.
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This tactic hasn’t worked well for Democrats in the past, though.
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The comedian blasted the Senate majority leader a day earlier for not doing enough to help 9/11 responders and their families.
“I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with compassionately by Senator McConnell," Stewart said on "Fox News Sunday."
The comedian had blasted lawmakers who skipped a hearing on the bill to maintain aid for first responders.
"Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: time," the former host of “The Daily Show” said.
The comedian visited Capitol Hill to demand lawmakers pass funding for sick 9/11 first responders and their families.
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