9/11 health bill supporters head to Washington

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York's congressional delegation are lobbying Washington lawmakers today in hopes of getting support for a 9/11 health bill for workers

THE BRONX - Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York's congressional delegation are lobbying Washington lawmakers today in hopes of getting support for a 9/11 health bill for workers who became ill after the attacks.

The bill, named after Police Officer James Zagroda, who died after being exposed to toxic chemicals at Ground Zero, would provide medical treatment for the more than 30,000 emergency responders sickened after the attacks.

The bill, which would cost $7.4 billion, has been passed in the House and must now go to the Senate.

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