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.
February 23 , 2007
This Monday, February 26th, will mark the thirteenth anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. As we all pause to remember those lost or injured, my thoughts will go out in particular to the families, friends, and others who were impacted in some way by this tragic event.
February 16 , 2007
Thanks to your help, the 9/11 Living Memorial project is continuing to grow. We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a roundtable event on March 31st in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
February 9 , 2007
Next week the Senate will begin to mark-up its version of the recently passed House bill (H.R. 1), legislating implementation of the remaining 9/11 Commission reforms. I am hopeful that as the Senate works through this process they will have the fortitude to preserve the integrity of the Commission’s recommendations.
February 2, 2007
This week VOICES held our first round table workshop for the 9/11 Living Memorial Project. It was great to gather with families I've come to know over the past five years. It was also wonderful to meet several family members for the first time and to hear their stories.