Congress to vote on healthcare cash for 9/11 rescuers

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A US Congressional committee will vote later on a bill providing long-term healthcare for emergency workers who fell ill after working at Ground Zero.

Campaigners say 800 people died as a result of exposure to toxic materials at the site of the 9/11 attacks, and more than 10,000 are sick.

Thousands of rescue and recovery workers became severely ill after working in the debris.

Many have respiratory diseases and some have developed cancer.

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