September 11, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 11, 2015               
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | | 202-225-3976

Washington DC - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement on the 14th Anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

“Today, on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of the nearly 3,000 Americans lost that day—mothers and sons, fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters.  We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice that was forced upon them by terrorists targeting innocent civilians.

“The courage of our women and men in uniform and the steely reserve of our first responders will never be forgotten as well.  These brave Americans were first on the scene fourteen years ago in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania; their service and sacrifice is a permanent testament to the best angels of the American character.

“It is important to remember, but more important to act.  Congress needs to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act to provide medical monitoring, care and compensation to 9/11 responders and survivors in all 50 states.  Congress cannot allow these important programs to expire.  We must take care of those who gave so much for our country.”