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June 17, 2019 -- NY Post -- Stewart dares McConnell to meet 9/11 first responders
Jon Stewart fired back at Sen. Mitch McConnell Monday, explaining why he’s so “bent out of shape” over securing health care for 9/11 responders — and challenging the Senate majority leader to meet with the ailing heroes on Tuesday.

June 17, 2019 -- NCBI -- Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and sleep in the daily lives of World Trade Center responders
Sleep disturbances are common in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can have major impacts on workplace performance and functioning.

June 17, 2019 -- NY Daily News -- Jon Stewart admits he’s ‘bent out of shape’ about 9/11 victims bill, says Senate leader McConnell needs to act on measure
Comedian Jon Stewart took umbrage Monday at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s complaint that he’s “bent out of shape” over Congressional inaction on a plan to establish a permanent compensation program for ailing 9/11 victims and first responders.

June 17, 2019 -- salon -- Mitch McConnell claps back at Jon Stewart: “I don’t know why he’s all bent out of shape”
“The back and forth about this issue is solid evidence that something needs to get done,” Lee London tells Salon

June 17, 2019 -- facebook -- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Mitch McConnell says Jon Stewart is ‘bent out of shape’ for asking Congress to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

June 17, 2019 -- NBC -- Mitch McConnell isn’t sure why Jon Stewart is ‘all bent out of shape’ over 9/11 funds
Stewart says the 9/11 responders are “suffering and dying and in terrible need. You’d think that’d be enough to get Congress’s attention.”

June 17, 2019 -- Daily Beast -- Jon Stewart Shames Mitch McConnell for Failing 9/11 First Responders on ‘Fox News Sunday’
“We don’t want to be here,” Jon Stewart told the handful of lawmakers who showed up to watch him plead for an extension of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund last week.

June 16, 2019 -- Joplin Globe - Joplin, MIssouri -- Never forget the heroes of 9/11
Jon Stewart’s impassioned plea this past week to the House Judiciary Committee calling for permanent legislation to fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund surely touched hearts across America.

June 16, 2019 -- Washington Examiner -- Jon Stewart: McConnell has ‘never’ dealt with 9/11 responders compassionately
Comedian Jon Stewart criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Sunday, saying the Republican lawmaker has never dealt with the issue of compensating 9/11 emergency responders compassionately.

June 16, 2019 -- KWTV - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- Local Firefighter Weighs In On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill
Last week, a congressional committee voted to renew the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.