“Comedian and 9/11 first responder advocate Jon Stewart blasted Rand Paul after the senator effectively blocked a vote to permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The fund provides financial assistance for first responders suffering from 9/11-related medical issues.
“Paul prevented the Senate from voting to approve the bill through unanimous consent, citing its cost.
“”It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in the country,” Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said on the Senate floor. “And therefore any new spending … should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable. We need to at the very least have this debate.””
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