9/11 COMMISSION CAUCUS CHAIRS TO INTRODUCE HOUSE COMPANION TO BIPARTISAN COLLINS-LIEBERMAN BILL

Sep 24, 2004
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus will introduce in the House the Collins-Lieberman National Intelligence Reform Act, as reported out of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.

Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) are seeking an up-or-down vote on the House floor for legislation that closely follows the commission’s recommendations. The 9/11 Commission has already expressed its support for Collins-Lieberman.

Shays and Maloney are also the chief sponsors of the House companion to the McCain-Lieberman legislation that would implement all of the commission’s recommendations (H.R. 5040). Shays and Maloney released the following joint statement today:

“We are seeking a vote on the House floor on a clean, bipartisan bill that is true to the spirit of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations. The Collins-Lieberman bill has been endorsed by the 9/11 Commission, and it deserves to be brought before the full House. On this most critical issue, the American people deserve both sides of the aisle and both chambers of Congress working together with the 9/11 Commission to implement reform. The Collins-Lieberman bill represents our best chance for that.”

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