US House committee votes to replenish 9/11 fund

One day after comedian Jon Stewart publicly criticized and embarrassed members of Congress, those lawmakers voted to replenish the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

News 12 Staff

Jun 12, 2019, 11:28 PM

Updated 1,859 days ago

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One day after comedian Jon Stewart publicly criticized and embarrassed members of Congress, those lawmakers voted to replenish the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would permanently fund it. The measure now moves to the full chamber.
At Tuesday's emotional hearing on Capitol Hill, Nesconset first responder John Feal sat behind Stewart. Feal says he brought along a bit of inspiration: a jacket worn by their beloved friend, FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer of Hicksville, who died from 9/11-related cancer in 2017.
Few lawmakers attended Tuesday's hearing, but members of Congress say they're confident the bill will pass.


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