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Sept. 11 first responders call sit-down with McConnell 'one of the best meetings we've had'


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with 9/11 first responders on Tuesday after comedian and advocate Jon Stewart accused McConnell of having used the victim's compensation fund as a "political football." "McConnell made a commitment he's going to help get a piece of legislation that's going to pass the House in July for a vote in August in the Senate. We wanted it as soon as possible, and to get the Senate Majority Leader's commitment means a lot," John Feal, a recovery worker at the World Trade Center site and a longtime activist, said Tuesday after the meeting with McConnell at the Capitol. More.

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