Mitch McConnell agrees to call Senate vote on 9/11 bill after criticism from Jon Stewart

Mitch McConnell agrees to call Senate vote on 9/11 bill after criticism from Jon Stewart

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders.Story continues below

“We want to try to deal with (the legislation) before the August recess,” the Kentucky Republican told ABC News, adding that he had a “good meeting” with the first responders and even received the shield of a retired New York City detective who now is suffering from cancer after working for weeks at the World Trade Center site.The meeting came two weeks after comedian Jon Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, offered withering criticism of Congress at a public hearing at the Capitol that was attended by uniformed firefighters and police officers but few lawmakers.WATCH: Jon Stewart tears into Congress over 9/11 first responders: Why is this so damn hard?

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