TV personality Jon Stewart at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund on Capitol Hill in Washington.

House Committee Approves Funds For 9-11 First Responders

The measure is expected to pass the full House. The fund established to compensate sick and dying Sept. 11 first responders in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. is nearing depletion with about 19,000 unpaid claims to address.