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Jackie MOD 5 months
Good News: "A House panel on Wednesday advanced a bill that would grant additional funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2090. The bill passed a committee by voice vote without opposition, according to CNN. It will now go to the floor for consideration by the entire House." https://thehill.com/homenews/house/448156-house-panel-advances-bill-to-boost-september-11th-victims-compensation-fund?fbclid=IwAR1g-N7hjZOUWtdDbOXFxUTwCj_6yDMqEfI676rrdJc1sWEvUi1vGGNtPgE

Rhokanth 5 months
I miss Jon Stewart on the Daily Show so much. He was not afraid to poke fun at both sides of the political spectrum.

Andrew Colomy 5 months
These people have the gall to call for a pay raise as they leave our heroes to suffer. This shit boils my blood.

Jackie MOD 5 months
most of the panel's 14 members failed to show up. "Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak and no one," Stewart said. "Shameful, it's an embarrassment to the country and a stain on this institution. You should be ashamed of yourselves for those who aren't here but you won't be because accountability doesn't appear to be something that occurs in this chamber." Advertisement Becoming tearful, he continued: "Where are they? It would be one thing if their callous indifference and rank hypocrisy was benign, but it's not. "Their indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity, time, the one thing they're running out of." https://news.sky.com/story/tearful-jon-stewart-finds-congress-empty-during-911-victims-fund-talks-11740228
Jeffery Wells 5 months
I got chills listening to him talk. They're really working hard for that 8% raise, huh? Bastards.
Jackie MOD 5 months
working hard or hardly working lol

Jackie MOD 5 months
I have to say, I admire Jon Stewart a lot for this. No matter what happens, he doesn't give up until he has a commitment from the government to help the 9/11 first responders. What a hero.

Jackie MOD 5 months
I have to say, I admire Jon Stewart a lot for this. No matter what happens, he doesn't give up until he has a commitment from the government to help the 9/11 first responders. What a hero.

Unity.Nat 5 months
Maybe for 10 years but never 70 years. It is a ridiculous idea that because this happened they should be cuddled by the taxpayer's money. People are still people and need to move on.

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 5 months
If I’m reading this right the bill he’s talking about is expected to pass (overwhelmingly). He’s angry that not a lot of senators showed up to the hearing (so he’s looking at a bunch of empty seats). I understand his anger though and I would very much like to know what these missing senators were up too that required them to be taken away from DOING THEIR JOB?!

riheg 5 months
Notice how the MSM glorifies Al Qaeda linked white helmets and syrian jihadist Al-Sarout who praised 9/11 and ISIS.

Matthew Rowley 5 months
If you have not listened to what he said, you definitely should. It was quite moving.

Fonky Munk 5 months
227 Democrats cosponsor HR1327 with only 79 Republicans in the House. Ilhan Omar is a cosponsor. And so is AOC. Facts don’t care about your feelings. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1327/cosponsors
VaasDC 5 months
is this the first comment I agree with you on. God damn
Beck70 5 months
Dan Crenshaw is also a co-sponsor.
Jackie MOD 5 months
I would have Dan Crenshaw would understand the effect that war has on people.

Miles O'Brien 5 months
The usual gang of idiots try to deflect the issue towards AOC or some other place and ignore the point of the articles. The media should be publicizing the names of the committee members that didn't show up. There should be weekly reminders of congress' lack of support for these heroes. Further more every member of congress that doesn't respect the first responders that need our help should be banned from mentioning them.

Michael Cothren 5 months
Jon Stewart was awesome, he gave congress hell.

michael zubas 5 months
Another meeting tomorrow from what I believe.

michael zubas 5 months
damn right Jon Stewart. the 9/11 Victims fund should be permanently placed. so we never have to speak of this again

R0411 5 months
I don't agree with Jon Stewart in much, but he got it out of the park this time. It just goes to show that no matter which side of the isle, seasoned vet or first time congressman (or woman, like AOC), they all only. truly care about themselves. Too bad they will never legislate restrictions to their abuse of power.
michael zubas 5 months
The Selfishness must end I agree.
Fonky Munk 5 months
“Got it out of the park”? Either you’re not American or you’ve never played/watched baseball. It’s “knocked” it out of the park. And the “aisle” you are looking for is spelled with an “A”. Isle is another word for an island or peninsula. Can’t have you coasting through life not knowing these very basic things. You’re welcome. Tell me do you not agree with Jon Stewart on much because you are a Trump supporter and Jon isn’t? Your grammar, spelling, and phrasing are atrocious. More proof that the right wing preys on the uneducated. Sorry not sorry.
Robert Hicks 5 months
And the award for the poster with the most partisan vitriol goes to... "blah blah blah, Orange Man bad"! Let's give her a round of applause!

Booble Plus 5 months
hmmm

Andrew 1010 5 months
Thank you for speaking the truth Jon Stewart! At least you were a night show host with something I haven't seen in others. A Heart and a drive to do what's undoubtedly right!

Daniel McEwen 5 months
On on board with Jon Stewart here. It is shameful that these men and women shouldn't be cared for. But isn't this the same with war veterans?
michael zubas 5 months
Congress loves to send people to war. but hates to help them when they get back.
MacrossMX 5 months
To the establishment, those people are just pawns to aid them in winning reelection. That combined with our broken voting system made worse by Citizens United, and you have a government where the majority of those in power are slaves to corporate power made possible by the massive amounts of "bribes" given to those elected officials as a form of campaign donations. Republicans go all gung-ho when they demand you to "support the troops" which amounts to not criticizing our infinite warfare, but when these troops come home physically and mentally traumatized by the wars they fought in, they will oppose any and all legislation that attempt to treat their physical and mental wounds. I guess the real problem is that any attempt to address the problems are stopped by Republicans calling you anti-patriotic for even bringing up this issue. Looks like the Republicans took a page from a Communist Party playbook on how to smear dissenting opinions.
Robert Hicks 5 months
Wow... The politicization has begun, and surprise, surprise it came from a dummycrat.

Milkshake 5 months
Regardless of moronic foreign politics which caused 9/11 to happen, the debate and fire surrounding it, and the various Butterfly Effects from it, responders constitute an unrelated and separate category of unaligned people whose only interest and responsibility is to save lives with no regard for what those souls look like or how they think, and by using means where the only blood being shed to save lives is their own and nobody else's. To politicize them and play games with the lives and deaths of these people and their families, especially in the event where they have proven themselves and their mettle by not cowering, is a travesty of such proportions that i'd be inclined to publicly accuse the figures playing these games of high treason against the Demos.
michael zubas 5 months
Well Said. politicizing this is bullshit