October 7, 2004: Lawmakers, GOP Clash on 9/11 Legislation (AP)

  • “It’s real simple. The House bill — every single word of it — will make the American people safer,” House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, proclaimed as Congress neared the time for lawmakers to leave for the campaign hustings.
  • “This legislation is another important step forward as we do everything in our power to defeat the terrorist enemy and protect the American people,” Bush said of the Senate bill.