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Jon Stewart’s emotional testimony to Congress over inaction for 9/11 responders

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The former Daily Show host delivered an emotional and scathing statement to Congress over its handling of benefits for 9/11 first responders and victims. Stewart testified before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday alongside first responders and victims, but only a handful of politicians appeared at the hearing, prompting a visibly angry Stewart to condemn their treatment of survivors. The comedian, who has repeatedly lobbied for legislation to codify the health benefits into law, called the inaction ‘an embarrassment to the country’. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► Jon Stewart demands congressional action for 9/11 responders: 'They did their jobs – do yours' ► Support the Guardian ► Today in Focus podcast ► The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► Owen Jones talks ► Guardian Football ► Guardian Sport ► Guardian Culture ►