Q: Why did comedian Jon Stewart, as well as many first responders of 9/11 testify before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Tuesday?
A: Though the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was initially passed in 2010 and reauthorized in 2015, with coverage to extend for 75 years, a key piece of the act, according to CBS.com, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, was only fully funded until 2020. Stewart gave an emotional testimony before the House committee Tuesday, publicly shaming members of Congress who didn’t attend the meeting. The bill with the necessary funding to go beyond 2020 was passed Wednesday by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, according to CBS.com.
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