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9/11 first responders ‘did their jobs … do yours’: Watch Jon Stewart rip lawmakers

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart holds up the jacket of first responder Ray Pfeifer before testifying at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund in Washington on Tuesday June 11, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear from 9/11 first responders, family members and advocates for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Jon Stewart, a fund proponent, said Congress’ slow response to the health needs of the first responders was a stain on the institution, contrasting that with how quickly the FDNY and NYPD sprung into action after the 9/11 attacks.

Donald Trump Jr. Speechwriter Cribbed Himself
Passage in speech had similarities to magazine article

Donald Trump Jr.'s speech to the Republican National Convention generally got good reviews — except for that one part. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A day after Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention was overshadowed by plagiarism allegations , Donald Trump Jr.'s address in Cleveland Tuesday also echoed some previously used language.  

But Trump Jr.'s issue is different from Melania's.