The former "Daily Show" host went to Capitol Hill twice to help the people who had risked their lives get access to health care. It left him disgusted.
The measure will effectively make health care permanent for people who came forward to help in the aftermath of the terror attacks.
Lawmakers have agreed to earmark $8 billion in this year's measure to keep the government open.
Sources say the Energy and Commerce Committee is mistakenly cutting the bill and almost left off the name.
Just two hurdles remain -- how to bring the bill to a vote and how to pay for it.
"Mitch McConnell doesn't give a s**t about anything but politics."
If you think the health of 9/11 first responders is important, you won't be either.
It was almost too much for Jon Stewart when Ray Pfeifer, a cancer-stricken firefighter, showed him the remembrance cards of friends killed on 9/11 and since.
They convinced him to back the expiring health and compensation program for first responders and victims.