Speaker Pelosi, Senators Gillibrand and Tester, and Jon Stewart News Conference on PACT Act

During a Capitol Hill news conference, activist and comedian Jon Stewart rebuked Republican senators for blocking legislation to extend health care benefits for military… read more

During a Capitol Hill news conference, activist and comedian Jon Stewart rebuked Republican senators for blocking legislation to extend health care benefits for military veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Senate’s where accountability goes to die. These people don’t care. They’re never losing their jobs. They’re never losing their health care,” he said as he called out Republicans by name, especially Sen. Pat Toomey (PA). Several congressional leaders and activists also voiced their frustrations about the failed vote. The Honoring Our Pact Act of 2022 passed the Senate on June 16 by a vote of 84-14, and the House on July 13 by a vote of 342-88. Due to an error, it later returned to the Senate on July 27 for a new vote, which failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to advance the bill. Sen. Toomey has claimed the bill contains $400 billion in spending that is unrelated to veterans' health care. This program contains language that may offend some people. close

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Speaker Pelosi, Senators Gillibrand and Tester, and Jon Stewart News Conference on PACT Act

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 28, 2022 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN.org
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