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Dec 7, 2015 11:51 PM

Stewart returns to 'Daily Show' to push 9/11 health act

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to "The Daily Show" where he made a push to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who became ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Stewart was a guest on the "Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Monday night.

Stewart urged, badgered and exhorted Congress, especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to pass the Zadroga Act.

The law expired last month but has enough funding to last another year.

Proponents of the law are seeking its permanent extension, but some Republicans have opposed that, saying they want a chance to periodically review it and make sure it's operating soundly.

Noah took over as host of "The Daily Show" in September, succeeding Stewart, who stepped down in August after 16 years.

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