Chappaqua's Sen. Clinton demands federal dollars for 9/11 ailments

Relatives of sick ground zero responders joined Chappaqua's Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) in Manhattan Monday to call for more federal health care dollars.The presidential hopeful wants the government to extend funding for a 9/11 medical program that expires this summer. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was also in attendance. Schumer believes firefighters, police officers and other World Trade Center site workers who now suffer respiratory ailments should be treated like military veterans. Clinton says it's only fair for the nation to help take care of the people who put their lives on the line in the face of the deadly terrorist attacks.

Clinton, who announced her presidential bid on her Web site Saturday, plans to take the son of a World Trade Center responder to the Capitol for the president's State of the Union address.

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