Leading 9/11 advocate John Feal explained how much Jon Stewart meant to him and his fellow responders.
Lawmakers have agreed to earmark $8 billion in this year's measure to keep the government open.
Clinton helped write the first 9/11 health bills in the Senate when she represented New York.
Sources say the Energy and Commerce Committee is mistakenly cutting the bill and almost left off the name.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton slammed Congress' problems passing 9/11 legislation as the "ultimate irony" at a time when the nation is increasingly fearful of terrorism.