The bill, which passed the chamber 402-12, is the product of first responders’ and survivors’ continued work to ensure the health needs of those affected are met, Stewart said Friday on “The Daily Briefing.”
“None of us feel like the job is done,” he said. “We’ve got to get past the Senate.”
The comedian and activist said he is trusting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky., pledge his chamber will approve the bill and send it to President Trump by the time of the congressional summer recess.
“We’re going to take him at his word,” the former “Daily Show” host said.
“We’re all just trying to keep focused with our eye on getting this community the help they need and making sure they never have to feel this burden and stress again.”
In planning to take up the bill, McConnell said Friday the 9/11