WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart led the charge on Capitol Hill as firefighters, police officers and ground zero recovery workers called on Congress to extend the Zadroga Act.
Dozens boarded buses in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday morning to head to Washington to demand the 9/11 Health and Compensation Fund be renewed and made permanent.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Expected To Mandate Masks In New Jersey Schools This Fall For All Students K-12
“I want to apologize to all the men and women, the first responders, that you had to come down here today,” Stewart said. “I’m embarrassed that you, after serving so selflessly with such heroism, have to come down here and convince people to do what’s right.”