Bill Overwhelmingly Passes the House: Reps. Shays and Maloney Applaud the Vote, Thank the 9/11 Families

Dec 7, 2004
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Tonight, the 9/11 Commission bill finally passed the House of Representatives, 336-75. Reps. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who introduced the Collins-Lieberman legislation in the House and are Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, released the following joint statement:

“We are grateful to the President and Speaker for bringing the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act to the forefront of their agendas. Today marks an important step forward to move our intelligence system beyond Cold War tactics and to create a post-September 11th strategy focused on detection and prevention. Our nation is safer with this law.

“Our heartfelt thanks goes to the 9/11 Commission for their thoughtful recommendations and, most importantly, to all twelve members of the Family Steering Committee, without whose tireless efforts this bill would never have become a reality. It has been a privilege to work with them.”