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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday.




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A little late to really be of use other than to care for the dying.

Congress is a disgusting waste of time and lives.

I hope they choke on their corporate payoffs and whoever decided to ignore the first responders did so not on behalf of the American people, but to cover up what really happened. Scum, the lot.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-13 12:17 AM | Reply

Congress is filled with corporate whores, Stewart called them out on one issue but there are so many other issues.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-13 03:24 AM | Reply

this is misleading. the reason they didn't pass earlier is they only had about one day to read the bill

but, as usual helps sell papers

#3 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-06-13 10:06 AM | Reply

@#3 ... this is misleading. ... they only had about one day to read the bill

Oh please. Congress passes bills all the time without even reading them. Bills that have far larger financial implications (e.g., Pres Trump's wealthy tax-cut bill).

Not having time to read the bill is something they are trying to hide behind. They knew it was coming. They knew what it contained.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-13 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"they only had about one day to read the bill"

5-6 staffers can't read a bill in one day?

For a bill of this importance maybe they should hire staff that can read.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-13 01:16 PM | Reply

If they'd pass Medicare for All this wouldn't have been necessary.

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-06-13 08:48 PM | Reply

After Jon Stewart's impassioned testimony to Congress, 9/11 responders gave him an incredible gift:

In the hallway after Stewart's testimony, the first responders who appeared with Stewart before Congress surprised the former talk show host with a deeply heartfelt gift: a bunker coat that had belonged to Capt. Raymond J. Pfeifer, a New York City firefighter from Engine 40 and Ladder 35 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who worked tirelessly alongside Stewart to fight for survivor benefits. Capt. Pfeifer spent eight months digging through the toxic debris of the World Trade Center and died of cancer in 2017. Even as he battled end-stage cancer, he still considered himself a lucky man.

From his obituary:

"I'm being poisoned, and I'm dying, every single day, because of terrorism," Mr. Pfeifer told WPIX-TV in 2014.

But unlike the 343 firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001, "I'm a very lucky man," he said.

"My friends were murdered on 9/11," he added. "From the 12th on, from that day on, I'm still here. I'm very lucky. I got to watch my kids grow up."

Stewart broke down in tears in the House hallway when he was given the coat that belonged to his friend.

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-13 10:28 PM | Reply

This fund must be an awfully tempting target to the rancid orange jizzfart who steals from cancer charities.

#8 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-06-14 05:45 AM | Reply

All across America volunteer firefighters are dying from service induced cancers and injuries. Neither party stands up for them.

#9 | Posted by visiter at 2019-06-14 01:29 PM | Reply

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