February 23, 2004

9/11 Familiesí Action Alert: Tell Congress to Extend 9/11 Commissionís Deadline

"Out, out damn spot!"

9/11 Families' Action Alert: Two weeks ago, thanks to
public pressure from 9/11 families, the White House
reversed course and issued a public statement agreeing
to a two-month extension to the 9/11 Commissionís
deadline for issuing its final report. Unfortunately,
this statement appears to be a publicity stunt,
because in the past two weeks there has been no
evidence that the White House has done anything to
make this promise a reality. The White Houseís allies
in Congress, including Speaker of the House J. Dennis
Hastert, continue to oppose any extension.

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9/11 Familiesí Action Alert: Tell Congress to Extend 9/11 Commissionís Deadline
Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 12:55 PM
Posted by: khence February 19, 2004

Two weeks ago, thanks to public pressure from 9/11
families, the White House reversed course and issued a
public statement agreeing to a two-month extension to
the 9/11 Commissionís deadline for issuing its final
report. Unfortunately, this statement appears to be a
publicity stunt, because in the past two weeks there
has been no evidence that the White House has done
anything to make this promise a reality. The White
Houseís allies in Congress, including Speaker of the
House J. Dennis Hastert, continue to oppose any
extension. If an extension of at least two months
isnít enacted by Congress, the Commission will not be
able to finish its work. The Commission will have to
cancel important hearings and interviews and will not
have time to analyze critical documents. The result
will be an incomplete report that is likely to leave
answerable questions unanswered and fail to provide a
full list of recommendations for preventing future
attacks.

We need your help to convince Congress to pass
legislation giving the Commission an extension.

You can do two things:

1) Send a fax to Scott Palmer, Rep. Hastertís Chief of
Staff, at fax number 202-225-0697, and tell him you
want Rep. Hastert to support an extension of the
Commissionís deadline. If you donít have access to a
fax machine, you can call Mr. Palmer at 202-225-0600
or
202-225-2976.

2) Contact your own representative and senators urging
them to support the bills that would grant the
Commission an extension: H.R. 3771 in the House and S.
2040 in the Senate. You can contact your
representative by going to the Web site
http://www.house.gov/writerep. You can e-mail your
senators by going to http://www.senate.gov, choosing
your state from the pull down menu, and clicking on
the Web forms of the two senators.

This matter requires urgent attention, because the
Commission must know soon whether it will receive an
extension if it is to plan effectively for its last
few months of work.
Please act now and distribute widely.



Posted by richard at February 23, 2004 03:01 PM