First responders hold rally for 9/11 health bill

August 1, 2010 2:21:44 PM PDT
First responders staged a rally near ground zero Sunday to urge Congress to pass the 9/11 health care bill.

The nearly $7.4 billion bill was defeated in Congress last week.

It would have provided funds over the next 10 years to treat workers who were sickened by their exposure to the toxic smoke and debris at the World Trade Center site.

Supporters of the bill are working to get it passed later this month.