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August 6, 2007

On Friday, August 3rd, the President signed in law the "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007."  Families of September 11 has been advocating for the implementation of the 9/11 Commission recommendations since they were released more than three years ago, and applauds the President for signing this important legislation.  We also commend the hard work of Congressional leaders and their intrepid staff for all their hard work, late nights and personal sacrifices to make this bill a reality.  Lastly, this bill would never have been possible without the support and commitment of the 9/11 Commissioners and their fantastic staff.

Families of September 11 has worked with lawmakers, staff and officials every step of the way to ensure that a strong piece of legislation is enacted.  While we were saddened that the President decided not to invite any 9/11 family members to the signing ceremony, we are grateful that the bill has been signed and is now law.

There are many steps left on the road to ensuring what happened on 9/11 never happens again, and Families of September 11 remains committed to taking that journey with our elected officials and national leaders.  The recent National Intelligence Estimate warning of the strength of al Qaeda and those who wish to do us harm only reinforces our resolve to make our nation and our world safe and secure.