WASHINGTON ― It’s possible to shame Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) into action despite his record of blocking Democratic initiatives and nominations, Senate Minority Leader (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday.

“It seems Jon Stewart is having an effect on him on the 9/11 bill, so yes, I think it’s possible,” Schumer told HuffPost during a news conference on Capitol Hill,

Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, tore into McConnell last week during an interview on . He accused the Senate majority leader of slow-walking a bill that would authorize compensation for first responders and survivors still suffering from conditions related to the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

“Many things that Congress does happen at the last minute,”

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