Congressman MacArthur’s 9/11 Memorial Act Passes House
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Tom MacArthur’s bill to provide funding for the operation and maintenance of the 9/11 memorial in New York City passed through the House of Representatives today. Until now, the memorial has been funded with private donations. The memorial honors the victims of September 11th and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
MacArthur spoke on the House floor supporting his legislation earlier this evening. Click on the photo below to watch his full floor speech.
“Yesterday marked 17 years since the September 11th terror attacks. We must never forget the 3,000 Americans we lost and the countless stories of heroism in New York City, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93,” said Congressman MacArthur. “The 9/11 memorial in New York serves as a reminder of the power of our free nation to overcome evil with good. Funding the operations of the 9/11 memorial gives generations of Americans and visitors from around the globe the chance to remember those we lost. It is our solemn duty to honor the fallen and protect the living, and I thank my House colleagues for joining me in this commitment to the survivors, victims, and their families.”
Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) also spoke on the floor in support of Congressman MacArthur’s bill. The 9/11 Memorial Act has 44 bipartisan cosponsors and awaits Senate approval. Senator Cory Booker introduced the companion legislation in the Senate.