Senate Passes Bill To Extend 9/11 Victim's Fund Permanently

9-11 remembered with an American flag

The Senate has approved a bill that will ensure the 9/11 Victim's Fund never runs out of money.

The bill, which makes the Fund essentially permanent by officially extending it through the year 2092, passed by an overwhelming 97-2 vote on Tuesday and will now head to the White House.

Debate over the bill went viral last month when former Daily Show host Jon Stewart testified on Capitol Hill, calling it "shameful" that more lawmakers didn't attend the hearing.

Do you think Stewart's testimony helped push this through?

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