May 11, 2007
While Mother’s Day may be a difficult day for some of us, we hope these words provide some comfort. As we celebrate the day, your loved ones will be in our thoughts and prayers.
May 4, 2007
On Wednesday, I joined a group of family members and two former 9/11 Commissioners, Tim Roemer and John Lehman in Washington, D.C. to encourage lawmakers to refocus their attention on passing the remaining 9/11 Commission reforms. I am grateful that the Commissioners are still so actively involved, nearly three years after the release of their final report.
April 27, 2007
All of us at VOICES want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Margie Miller for hosting last week's 9/11 Living Memorial workshop at 9/11 Forward. We enjoyed meeting with the families and rescue workers at their new family center in Baldwin, Long Island.
April 20, 2007
This week, as we paused to remember those who perished and were injured in the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine attacks, we watched in horror as innocent lives were violently and randomly taken at Virginia Tech.
April 12, 2007
I want to thank 9/11 family members DeeDee and Alex Luckett and the staff at the Larchmont Yacht Club for hosting last nights event. The serene setting was a peaceful backdrop for the 9/11 Living Memorial workshop. It was wonderful to see so many in attendance, including some families who we had the pleasure of meeting for the first time.
April 6, 2007
This past Saturday, VOICES held a 9/11 Living Memorial workshop in Ridgewood, New Jersey. It was wonderful to see so many family members in attendance who were interested in participating in the 9/11 Living Memorial project.
March 30, 2007
This week I testified at a hearing in Washington, D.C. before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet about the upcoming digital television transition. As you may know, the transition scheduled to occur in early 2009 is critical in providing first responders the tools they need to communicate effectively.
March 16, 2007
This week the Senate passed S.4, legislation to implement several of the remaining 9/11 Commission recommendations. I want to thank all of you who contacted your Senators to ensure passage of this bill. In the upcoming weeks, the process will continue as conferees are appointed to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.
March 9, 2007
This week the Senate debated amendments to S. 4, legislation to implement the unfulfilled 9/11 Commission recommendations. You may be aware of the "political gridlock" that has settled in as unrelated amendments were offered that could ultimately jeopardize the passage of the legislation.
March 2, 2007
I would like to thank all of you who contacted your Senators this week. Your calls and letters helped influence their decision to protect the bill S.4 from unrelated amendments. We feel strongly that this legislation to fully implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations must be considered separately from issues related to the war in Iraq.