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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Democrats set to release new 9/11 Homeland Security report

The Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee will release a 33-page report today recommending changes in the wake what they see as failed implementation of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations.

The report, leaked in advance to RAW STORY, is scheduled for release at noon and has the backing of all Democratic members of the House Committee. Politically -- while it comes from the powerful ranking Democrat from Mississippi, Bennie Thompson -- it provides evidence of Democratic efforts to strengthen their hand on security issues going into the November congressional elections. Thompson has traditionally eschewed the political limelight so the report carries more weight with the press than usual Democratic missives.

The 9/11 Commission's recommendations have vanished into the political ether amid focus on Iraq and less political emphasis on domestic security.

“While there has been some progress, many critical 9/11 Commission recommendations relating to homeland security remain unfulfilled,” the report declares. “We believe that the US House of Representatives to move to act upon these recommendations... to ensure that our nation is as secure as it needs to be.”

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