It’s more than nine years since that horrific day left thousands of people dead at the World Trade Center.

But in the ensuing years, the tragedy has taken on a larger significance. Nearly 1,000 First Responders, the heroes of the day, who risked their lives to save as many lives as possible, have died. And thousands of others are up against the clock for their own survival.

Congress has been hard pressed to pass legislation to help the Ground Zero rescue workers, until now.

For the past month, as the House has wrestled with the hot-bed issue, Larry Mendte, who does his “take no prisoners” style commentaries weeknights on the PIX News at Ten, championed their cause.

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