EXPRESSING SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON ANNIVERSARY OF TERRORIST ATTACKS LAUNCHED AGAINST UNITED STATES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 -- (House of Representatives - September 09, 2004)
Mr. HYDE. Madam Speaker, pursuant to the previous order of the House, I call up the resolution (H. Res. 757) expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001, and ask for its immediate consideration in the House.
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Mr. KIND. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of House Resolution 757, "expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001."
The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on September 11th were monstrous and cowardly acts that will be forever etched in our national memory. In remembrance of that tragic day, I wish to express my condolences, and the condolences of a mournful Nation, to all those who suffered losses. Today, America again honors the courage and bravery of those who willingly risked their lives to save others, and recognizes those dedicated men and women in service now, defending worldwide peace and security.
In the 3 years since the terrible acts of September 11th, the United States has taken various steps toward preventing another attack on our country. Immediately following September 11th, our country began fighting a global war on terrorism to protect America and our friends and allies. In addition, Congress has created a Department of Homeland Security and reorganized several intelligence departments. All of these steps were taken to make America safer.
As a member of Congress, one of my top priorities is protecting the citizens I represent, and if there is any issue that should lead to crossing party lines, it is protecting our Nation.
Recently, the bipartisan September 11th Commission finalized its report with 41 recommendations that they feel would not only make America safer, but would make the world safer. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission Report Implementation Act. This bill would enact into law the 9/11 Commission's 41 recommendations.
On this solemn day, I again stand up to recognize our brave men and women that tragically lost their lives on that fateful day in September of 2001. I wish to show my deepest appreciation to our military men and women fighting terrorism around the world. The opportunity is upon us to make serious and thoughtful change and to ensure that another tragedy does not befall our Nation.