WATCH: Jon Stewart Hammers Congress For Its Treatment Of 9/11 Responders

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Jon Stewart went to Washington.

On Wednesday, the comedian and former host of “The Daily Show” stood with lawmakers and first responders outside the Capitol to urge Congress to renew the healthcare bill for 9/11 first responders.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was first introduced in 2006.

“I want to apologize to all the men and women, to our first responders. I’m embarrassed. I’m embarrassed for our country, I’m embarrassed for New York, I’m embarrassed that you, after serving so selflessly and with such heroism, have to come down here and convince people to do what’s right for the illnesses and difficulties that you suffered because of your heroism and your selflessness,” Stewart said. “Nobody had to lobby you to rush to those towers that day.”

Stewart has long advocated for first-responder health issues. In 2010, he brought four first responders “The Daily Show” to talk about their illnesses and the Senate’s filibuster.

Watch the video, from Time, below:

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