Congressman Cohen Calls on Americans to Commemorate 9/11 as a Day of Remembrance and Resolve

September 9, 2008
Press Release

As we mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we remember the thousands of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives on that day, and we extend our sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones.  We also continue to honor the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of those first responders, law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and others who risked their lives to aid the innocent victims of this horrific act of terror.

Seven years later, Americans remain steadfast in our determination to disrupt, dismantle and defeat terrorist organizations.

During this 110th Congress, critical legislation has been enacted to better protect Americans from terrorism and improve our homeland security.   The legislation (H.R. 1) completes the enactment of the recommendations of the bipartisan, independent 9/11 Commission into law.  This law requires 100 percent screening of cargo on passenger aircraft within three years, requires 100 percent scanning of seaborne cargo before it gets to U.S. ports within five years, better ensures that first responders can communicate with each other in an emergency, and improves rail and mass transit security. 

Protecting the American people is our number one priority in Congress.  We will continue to work hard to ensure that all critical steps are being taken to improve our homeland security and disrupt and defeat terrorist organizations around the world.

On this seventh anniversary of 9/11, we honor the memories of the thousands of individuals who were killed on that day and resolve once again to make sure that such a terrible tragedy never happens again.  

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Marilyn Dillihay, Press Secretary, 202-225-3265
Charlie Gerber, Communications Assistant, 202-225-3265