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McConnell Promises 9/11 First Responders Will Get Healthcare Bill


By    |   Saturday, 12 Dec 2015 09:27 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised that a renewal of health benefits for 9/11 first responders will be included in the spending bill that Congress must pass by year's end.

Comedian Jon Stewart has waged a high-profile campaign to get Congress to renew the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which expired on Oct. 1.

"Everybody’s for it. It’s going to be included," McConnell, R-Ky.,  told Politico Friday.

McConnell said Congress will not leave for the holidays until there's a deal.

The Senate and House earlier in the week passed a five-day extension, pushing the deadline for a final budget agreement to the middle of next week.

"We're certainly going to finish, both that and the tax bill," McConnell told Politico.

Former "Daily Show" host Stewart targeted McConnell during a guest appearance on his former show on Monday. Stewart also pushed for the legislation by  impersonating GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in bit on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."

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