Letter to Conferees on H.R. 10, a Bill to Implement the 9/11 Commission Recommendations
To the Members of the Conference Committee on HR 10 and S 2845:
9/11 Families for a Secure America strongly urges inclusion of all the border security, immigration and secure identification provisions of Title 3 of HR10 in the final 9/11 Commission Recommendations Implementation Act.
We know that the Collins-Lieberman-McCain Senate version is a half measure that does nothing to increase border security. We would rather that NO bill be passed rather than the current, highly defective, version of Collins-Lieberman-McCain. We also oppose attempts to put an early deadline on passage of an Implementation Act, for we hold the view that it is far better to craft a bill that addresses ALL the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, even if that process continues during a lame duck session after the approaching elections
We are aware that other family members, who are supporting the defective Senate bill (and who do not represent all the families) have been warned by Senators, and Representatives such as Mr. Shays and Mrs. Maloney, that inclusion of HR 10 Title 3 will cause the Senate to defeat the entire bill. We reject such attempts at blackmail and stand in support of HR 10.
HR 10 was passed overwhelmingly by a bi-partisan vote in the House of 282 to 134. It deserves the support of all Americans.
9/11 FSA members include relatives of several hundred of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and is non-partisan.
The following signers of this letter are relatives of the 9/11 victims:
|Peter Gadiel, President, 9/11 FSA
Ms. Maureen Fahrion
Diana Stewart and sons
Grace Parkinson Godshalk
James Bond Godshalk
Jane Godshalk Haller
Gary I. Reiss
Jordan C. Reiss
Jennifer D. Reiss
Kenneth J. Jackson
Jean Saul Jackson
Dr. James Salen
Dr. Thomas McClelland
Paul Hare, Jr.