New York City fire officials are pleading with lawmakers in Washington not to take back money set aside for treating workers sickened on Nine-Eleven.
The House wants to take back 125 (m) million dollars from the 20 (b) billion pledged by President Bush to rebuild New York. The state hasn't spent it all.
City officials say the money will be needed for people with long-term health problems. They say some illnesses like mental health problems and lung ailments are slow to surface.
The House version of a health appropriations bill calls for the money to be returned to Washington. The Senate voted not to take it back. City officials visited several lawmakers' offices today on Capitol Hill.