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Capitol Hill buzz: Jon Stewart lobbying for Sept. 11 responders

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Comedian Jon Stewart turned serious Wednesday as he lobbied members of Congress to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders. Accompanied by several first responders, Stewart met with members of Congress and attended a Democratic caucus luncheon. “If you can’t get this done, maybe we should shut down,” Stewart told reporters outside the U.S. Senate, referring to the possibility of a government shutdown this fall. “This is about as unassailable a piece of…

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