Veterans groups are slamming GOP senators for blocking a bill that would have given health care and benefits to veterans affected by from toxic chemicals and burn pits in wars dating back to Vietnam.
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A day after the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a star-studded roster of comedians will perform at a benefit to raise money for victims and their families.
The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The measure is expected to pass the full House. The fund established to compensate sick and dying Sept. 11 first responders is nearing depletion with about 19,000 unpaid claims to address.
Stewart, a longtime advocate for victims and first responders of the 2001 attacks, said it was "shameful" more lawmakers didn't attend.