U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on the Judiciary
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Chairman
For immediate release Contact: Jeff Lungren
October 24, 2001 202-225-2492
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed anti-terrorism legislation by a 357-66 margin. H.R. 3162, introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.), is expected to be considered by the Senate today or tomorrow and then sent to President Bush for his signature.
“Today, the House came together in a bipartisan manner to pass landmark anti-terrorism legislation which provides federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies the tools they need to combat the scourges of international and domestic terrorism. Our country remains vulnerable to terrorism and our President needs this bill to fight the clear and present danger posed by Al Queda and other terrorist organizations,” said Chairman Sensenbrenner.
“I have heard that certain Senators have placed holds on this anti-terrorism bill to press their own parochial issues. This is the time to dispense with business as usual. It is time for leadership; I urge the Senate to pass this legislation today.”