01/05/2011 11:04 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kirsten Gillibrand Praises The Daily Show For Zadroga Victory (VIDEO)

Kirsten Gillibrand visited The Daily Show last night to discuss the success of the 9/11 First Responders Bill.

Jon Stewart opened by praising Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, for her recent success in the Senate--including the passage of the Zadroga Bill and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Gillibrand credited Stewart in helping pass the Zadroga bill by spending his last show of 2010 entirely on the issue.

"I have to tell you Jon, your show made a difference," Senator Gillibrand said. "I know you're shy, I know you're modest, but it made a difference."

Stewart chuckled, praised his staff, and noted that "the idea that something has to be on television to mean anything is what's so crazy," Stewart said. "I feel like we drove by a burning car and the highway and went, uh, someone should call that in."

Also, did Stewart call Gillibrand adorable?


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