The president told first responders that while he doesn't consider himself to be one of them, he was at the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, too.
The Senate voted Tuesday to ensure permanent funding for 9/11 first responders and their families.
Jon Stewart Blasts Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) On 9/11 Victim Compensation Bill
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.
Luis Alvarez appeared alongside Jon Stewart at a congressional hearing earlier this month.
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."
"Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: time," the former host of “The Daily Show” said.
"This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics," the freshman lawmaker said.
The president has "no moral authority" to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar over comments referencing the terror attack, the congressman told Jake Tapper.
The House speaker took a harder stance against the president's Islamophobic rhetoric following backlash from other Democrats.
Appallingly insensitive — and false, Democratic strategist Paul Begala recalls after the president tries to bash Rep. Ilhan Omar using images of the terrorist strike.
The bad-faith attack attempts to paint the freshman lawmaker as being flippant about the terrorist attack.
The Murdoch-owned tabloid joined conservatives bashing the lawmaker with an out-of-context snippet from a speech.