Lofgren Hails Passage of 9/11 Bill
House Republicans Finally Support National SecurityMedia Contact: Heather Wong, 202.225.3072
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D- San Jose) today offered the following statement commending the passage of S. 2845, the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Implementation Act:
“I am pleased that after many months, I finally got the opportunity to cast my vote in support of this legislation, and in support of the work of the 9/11 Commission. A total of 138 days have passed since the 9/11 Commission released its comprehensive report. Today, the Republicans finally stopped stalling this important legislation to implement essential national security recommendations by the 9/11 Commission.
“President Bush opposed the creation of the 9/11 Commission, then changed his mind. He opposed key provisions recommended by the 9/11 Commission, but changed his mind again. After all that, the Republicans in the House of Representatives blocked this bill and refused to bring it to the floor of the House for a vote, even though it was certain to pass.
"This bill was supported by an overwhelming majority of Senators and Representatives in both the House and Senate. It is a shame that a few Republican leaders chose to hold up this bill for so very long.
"I am relieved that the Republicans came to their senses and ended their stalling tactics. Finally, we, as elected Representatives, have voted for a bipartisan national security bill to protect America.”