EDISON - Lawmakers and advocates are calling upon Congress to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The Zadroga Act expired last month, but has enough funding to last another year.

Proponents of the law are seeking its permanent extension, but some Republicans have opposed that, saying they want a chance to periodically review it and make sure it's operating soundly.

The legislation provides medical monitoring and treatment for those who responded to the attacks.