WASHINGTON — As of Thursday morning, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among just 34 senators who had not signed on as a sponsor of a new 9/11 health and compensation bill.But by nighttime that had changed, and the Ohio Republican and former Bush administration budget director became the 67th senator to back a bill that would make permanent the health and compensation program for 9/11 responders, which began to expire this year.All it took was a visit from a firefighter dying from 9/11-linked cancer, a dozen other responders, and Jon Stewart.

Source: Watch Jon Stewart And 9/11 First Responders Actually Change A GOP Senator’s Mind

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