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WATCH: Jon Stewart's full statement before House cmte., demanding additional funding for 9/11 victim compensation fund, which is set to expire next year.

"Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: Time! It's the one thing they're running out of."

Jon Stewart concludes his statement, urging Congress for more funding for the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund, to a standing ovation.

"They responded [to 9/11 attacks] in 5 seconds. They did their jobs, with courage, grace, tenacity, humility ... 18 years later, do yours!"

Jon Stewart on absence of some US reps. at House Judiciary Cmte. hearing on 9/11 victim aid: "Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me a nearly empty Congress. ... Shameful. It's an embarrassment to this country and it is a stain to this institution."

Jon Stewart lashes out lawmakers for failing to attend hearing on a bill that would ensure a 9/11 victims' compensation fund never runs out of money.

The fund is currently set to expire next year.

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