9/11 Remembrance

Rep. Hurd (R-TX): Winning the War on Terror on all fronts

Communications • September 12, 2016

To mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, House Republicans have been sharing their reflections on how that day changed everything. As we close out our 9/11 blog series, Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) shares in his column for what it was like working for the CIA at the time of the attack. …

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Rep. Wenstrup (R-OH): 9/11 reminds us that we are all Americans

Rep. Brad Wenstrup • September 11, 2016

Fifteen years ago today I was seeing patients in our clinic in Blue Ash, Ohio, on what seemed like a regular Tuesday morning. Not long after my day had started, an assistant came back to my clinic area with bad news: a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. At …

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Chairman McCaul (R-TX): 15 years after 9/11, we’re forgetting vital lessons

Communications • September 11, 2016

Sunday marks 15 years since the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. House Republicans have been sharing their reflections on this anniversary, and encouraging you to keep the memory alive, lest we forget the historic moment our country and our world changed forever. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the …

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Rep. Walorski (R-IN): 9/11 changed the world, not our responsibilities

Communications • September 11, 2016

It’s been 15 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Like many Americans, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) remembers exactly where she was when she heard the news. Unlike most Americans, however, Walorski wasn’t living in the United States. As she shares in her guest column on, Walorski and her husband were living in …

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Rep. McSally (R-AZ): 15 years later, stay vigilant and true to our values

Rep. Martha McSally • September 10, 2016

Fifteen years ago, nearly 3,000 Americans, most of them ordinary people going about their daily lives, were killed in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. In the time that’s passed, we as a country have changed drastically, as have the threats we face. But the need to remain vigilant and true to the values …

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Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO): What I saw at the Capitol on 9/11

Rep. Sam Graves • September 10, 2016

The 9/11 attacks happened during my first year in Washington. I still didn’t have a place to live, so I slept on a couch in my office during my nights in the city. I woke up early that day and took a walk around the complex. We were only a few weeks removed from August …

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Rep. Mullin (R-OK): 9/11 forced us to rethink everything we’d ever known

Rep. Markwayne Mullin • September 9, 2016

Before I turned 6 years old, I asked my parents if I could spend my birthday on an airplane.  So on my 6th birthday, I went to the airport with my mom, and I simply walked onto a plane – no luggage, no boarding pass, and no security checkpoint.  We didn’t fly anywhere that day …

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McMorris Rodgers on 9/11: “Never Forget” means remembering what’s at stake

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers • September 9, 2016

Like many Americans, I will never forget where I was on September 11, 2001. I was at home in Colville, Washington, a young state representative at the time. It was 15 years ago, but I remember it like it were yesterday. That fateful September morning changed us forever. All at once a nation was forced …

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Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX): I was in the Pentagon on 9/11

Rep. Sam Johnson • September 9, 2016

It’s a day Americans have said they will never forget. I was at the Pentagon when Flight 77 hit the building on September 11, 2001. Tensions were already high after the first two planes hit the World Trade Center less than an hour earlier. By the grace of God, I wasn’t on the Pentagon’s side …

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Rep. Kinzinger (R-IL): After 9/11, I stepped up and served my country

Rep. Adam Kinzinger • September 9, 2016

Fifteen years.  It’s hard to believe it has been fifteen years since the world witnessed the worst terrorist attack in history, and the United States suffered its worst attack on American soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Fifteen years ago today, on September 11, 2001, America was attacked by radical Islamists and …

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