2004-08-06 / Community

Security Recommendations From Weiner

Local Congressman and member of the House Homeland Security Task Force Anthony Weiner joined families of 9/11 victims to call on Congress and the President to immediately put in place ten urgent recommendations contained in the 9/11 Commission report.

“Every recommendation in the 9/ 11 report is important, but some can be implemented more quickly than others, and we don’t need any more hearings to know that now is the time to act,” said Weiner.

The ten recommendations Weiner is asking for require only an act of Congress or the President to be put in motion.

Weiner feels that the most important tasks for Congress right now are creating a National Intelligence director, expanding Emergency radio spectrum, adopting an incident command system and funding a cooperative threat reduction program. For President Bush, Weiner states that establishing a Counterterrorism Center, changing the high threat funding formula, combining Intelligence watch lists for screening, designing a comprehensive border security system and changing the structure of the FBI.

Congress is now on it’s August recess, spurring Weiner to call on House Speaker Dennis Hastert to reconvene the House of Representatives in order to work on the recommendations.

“There’s lots of work to be done, and there is no time to waste,” said Weiner.

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