Rothman Statement on 9/11 Commission's Final Report
July 22, 2004
Washington, DC - Congressman Steve Rothman (D-Fair Lawn) released the following statement on the 9/11
Commission's final report issued today.
"I applaud the bipartisan 9/11 commission, led by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean, for its hard work, which
has culminated in the issuing of today's very important report. The report describes why the United States was unable
to prevent the September 11th terrorist attacks and how this country can better protect itself in the future in order to
avert any new attacks.
"It is now the obligation of the President and Congress to swiftly and thoroughly review the report and
recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and use them as a basis for reform in the intelligence community and other
areas that will help safeguard our nation against future attacks. Government's first priority must always be to protect
the people. With the 9/11 Commission's very serious warning that more deadly terrorist attacks are likely, this is not
the time for political partisanship. Democrats and Republicans in Congress must unite and work to provide the
resources and organization necessary to prevent any more attacks and win our war against terror."