Making America Safer: Examining the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, Hearing Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eigth Congress, Second Session, July 30, 2004   [open pdf - 1MB]

The purpose of this hearing is to examine the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. Committee Chairman Susan M. Collins made the following remarks in her opening statement, "Today, the Governmental Affairs Committee begins a series of hearings on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission calling for a restructuring of our intelligence organizations. The task that we have been assigned by the Senate leaders is to examine in depth the recommendations for reorganizing the Executive Branch and to report legislation by October 1. We must act with speed, but not in haste. We must be bold, but we cannot be reckless. We must protect not just the lives of our citizens, but also those values that make life worth living. All terrorism involves death and destruction, but the ultimate goal of terrorists is to destroy everything that we treasure and that defines us as Americans--our democracy, protection of the rights of all, adherence to the rule of law, economic opportunity, and religious and political freedom." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan M. Collins, Joseph I. Lieberman, George V. Voinovich, Carl Levin, Norm Coleman, Richard J. Durbin, Arlen Specter, Mark Dayton, Peter G. Fitzgerald, Thomas R. Carper, Frank Lautenberg, Mark Pryor, Daniel K. Akaka, Richard C. Shelby, Thomas H. Kean, Lee H. Hamilton, and Robert F. Bennett.

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S. Hrg. 108-741; Senate Hearing 108-741
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