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9/11 First Responders Bill Fails: Calls For Justice Go Unheeded 5 Years After Documentary (VIDEO)

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Almost a decade after 9/11 first responders dropped everything to help others, legislation to pay for treatment of the diseases and debilitating effects that responders contracted is still being blocked by Senate Republicans.

The legislation was dealt its latest setback Friday, after Republicans moved to filibuster the bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has said he will bring up the legislation once more before the end of the session. The bill's defeat was already its second in the Senate this year.

A 2005 documentary by the Sierra Club follows four men who responded to the 2001 terror attacks and have paid with their health for doing so.

Five years later, their calls for justice go unheeded.

WATCH:

9-11 Forgotten Heroes : Sierra Club Chronicles from Christopher S. Johnson on Vimeo.