We Cannot Wait Any Longer to Pass 9/11 Commission Recommendations

July 2, 2007
As the incidents over the weekend in London and Glasgow demonstrate, we must do more protect Americans from terrorism. To make our nation safer, we must pass legislation implementing the recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission.

When Democrats took control of Congress in January, the first bill we passed H.R. 1, which implements the 9/11 Commission recommendations. Six months later, despite strong bipartisan support, it has not become law because of Republican obstructionism.

I urge Senate Republicans to stop blocking this vital legislation so we can pass it as our first order of business next week and put it on the President's desk. We cannot wait any longer.