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S.Res. 610 (115th): A resolution urging the release of information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States.

The text of the resolution below is as of Aug 21, 2018 (Introduced).


III

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 610

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 21, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Menendez) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

RESOLUTION

Urging the release of information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States.

Whereas tens of thousands of pages of documents relating to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States remain classified by the Federal Government;

Whereas the Federal Government may properly classify and control access to information in order to protect sources and methods of collecting critical information in defense of the country and the people of the United States;

Whereas the contents of these documents are necessary for a full public understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks;

Whereas the decision to maintain the classified status of many of these documents prevents the people of the United States from having access to information about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including the involvement of certain foreign governments in the attacks; and

Whereas the people of the United States and the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks deserve full and public disclosure of the events surrounding the attacks: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the sense of the Senate that—

(1)

documents related to the events of September 11, 2001, should be declassified to the greatest extent possible; and

(2)

the survivors, the families of the victims, and the people of the United States deserve answers about the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States.