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.