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'They lack humanity': Jon Stewart and 9/11 first responders excoriate GOP senators who blocked renewal of funding for 9/11 victims

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Comedian Jon Stewart and 9/11 first responders are slamming the two Republican Senators who blocked swift passage of a bill to permanently renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
On Wednesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand attempted to invoke unanimous consent to pass the bill through the Senate, but was blocked by Sen. Rand Paul.
"We have a $22 trillion debt; we're adding debt at about $1 trillion a year," Paul said. "Therefore, any new spending that we are approaching... should be offset by cutting spending that's less valuable."
Stewart appeared on Fox News Wednesday night along with 9/11...
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Rand Paul blocks Senate vote on 9/11 victim compensation fund

Rand Paul blocks Senate vote on 9/11 victim compensation fund

4 monthes ago   |   By ABC

Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the September 11 attacks never runs out of money.
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