WALL TOWNSHIP - Republicans in the senate have blocked legislation that would have given billions of dollars to cover health costs for 9/11 emergency responders.

Many of those responders from New Jersey went down to Washington to lobby for the bill's passage, but returned home to watch the bill get defeated by 60 votes.

News 12 New Jersey spoke to one responder, Tom Fay, who says his efforts are not over. Fay calls himself a conservative and says working at Ground Zero gave him cancer, but that he doesn't want pity or even money.

Fay says he wishes his party and government would support the people that have fallen ill after responding to the 9/11 attacks. He plans to join dozens of other first responders heading back to Washington to lobby again.