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July 29, 2004

The 9/11 Commission Caucus is a bipartisan group of legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives who have endorsed the 9/11 Commission's recommendations and are working for their speedy approval. The Commission's final report issued 41 recommendations to help prevent future terrorist attacks, including details of a global strategy and government reorganization necessary to implement that strategy.

The caucus co-chairs are Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Rep. Christopher Shays (CT-4). See below for contact information for the caucus co-chairs. Current membership in the caucus stands at 15 Representatives and includes Brad Sherman (CA-27), Rob Simmons (CT-2), Mike Castle (DE), Ed Case (HI-02), Mike Pence (IN-6), Dennis Moore (KS-3), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2), Martin Meehan (MA-5), Christopher Smith (NJ-4), Jerry Nadler (NY-8), Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4), Anthony Weiner (NY-9), and Jim Cooper (TN-5).

Visit the 9/11 Commission Caucus website (http://www.house.gov/maloney/911caucus/index.html) for the latest updates on the implementation of the recommendations, as well as for information on pending legislation and upcoming hearings and meetings.

The Current Schedule of Congressional Hearings:
July 30, 2004
Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
Hearing on Implementation of 9/11 Commission Recommendations

August 3, 2004
House Government Reform Committee
Hearing on 9/11 Commission Recommendations

August 3, 2004
Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
Hearing on National Counterterrorism Center

August 16, 2004
House Select Committee on Homeland Security
Hearing on Intelligence Failures

August 16, 2004
Senate Armed Services Committee
Hearing on 9/11 Commission Report

August 17, 2004
Senate Armed Services Committee
Hearing on 9/11 Commission Report

August 23, 2004
House Financial Services Committee
Hearing on Terrorist Financing

In addition, the House Select Committee on Homeland Security has announced plans for a series of hearings, beginning August 16, that will address information analysis and sharing.

Contact Information for the 9/11 Commission Caucus Co-Chairs:
Congresswoman Maloney
2331 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3214
Email Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Congressman Shays
1126 Longworth Building
Washington, DC 20515-0704
Email Congressman Christopher Shays

For a copy of the 9/11 Commission's final report, or to view the Commission's 41 recommendations as summarized by the Families of September 11, please visit www.familiesofseptember11.org. In addition, please refer to How to Reach Your Elected Officials to find contact information for the President and your Senators and Representatives.


Families of September 11, Inc. (FOS11) is an independent nonpartisan organization founded by families of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks. FOS11 does not receive financial or other support from any political parties, campaign organizations or the like. We offer no endorsements of political candidates in any election.