Jon Stewart passes 9/11 First Responders bill

Because let’s be honest, it was Jon Stewart who got everyone’s ass in gear.

The 9/11 legislation provides money for monitoring and treating illnesses related to Ground Zero and reopens a victims’ compensation fund for another five years to cover wage and other economic losses of sickened workers and nearby residents. Schumer and Gillibrand had sought $6.2 billion and keeping the compensation fund open for 10 years.

They ended up getting $4.2 billion. Good for them and even better for the 9/11 First Responders. I’m glad the Republicans backed down on their opposition to giving health care to anyone.

In other great news, the bill repealing DADT has been signed by President Obama.

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