Stewart Will Keep Pushing Congress After Show Ends

Expect a visit to DC this fall for 9/11 responders' fund
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2015 6:36 PM CDT
Stewart Will Keep Pushing Congress After Show Ends
Jon Stewart poses for a portrait in promotion of his film,"Rosewater," in New York last year.   (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – It's not clear what Jon Stewart will be up to once his Daily Show ends next week, but Politico reports that he'll still be a political agitator in at least one area: money for 9/11 first responders and survivors. Stewart has not only championed the issue on his show, some say he saved the bill to provide money for the 9/11 groups. The funds aren't permanent, however, and Stewart has promised Army vet John Feal, a leading advocate on the issue, that he'll travel to DC in the fall to lobby lawmakers on changing that. “Everything he’s ever said, he’s kept his word,” says Feal. (Stewart has announced his final three guests for his final week, all fellow comedians.)

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