If every Jon Stewart reading this would simply devote his time to persuading the Senate to pass a bill — which, by all rights, should be seeing sweeping bipartisan support — then the Republican blockade of the 9/11 First Responder Bill would be over in just a few days…
Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes the Comedy Central host can persuade enough Republican senators to vote for a 9/11 health bill so it can head to the president’s desk.
"If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that," Gibbs said in his briefing. "I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think that's good. I hope he can convince two Republicans to support taking care of those that took care of so many on that awful day in our history."
This year, please consider making Congress behave as though they were adult human beings with actual feelings of empathy.
White House Press Secretary
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