Legislation & Bipartisanship

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“That even in our shared grief and our shared fear and anxiety that–you look up at the Capitol building and realize that as difficult as the task would be, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Like this is, I had worked on the Hill for a long time. And this is kind of what all those years of work were meant to–it was we had an important job to do. So I think that’s what we felt. That’s what I felt that night.”
— Donna Mullins, May 23, 2011
    Chief of Staff, Representative
    Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
    of New Jersey

Video

Legislative Priorities

Insight into the legislative priorities and process after September 11th.

John Feehery, Press Secretary, Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois
Interview recorded May 10, 2011 Deed of Gift

Change in the Legislative Agenda

Impact of September 11th on the legislative agenda for the House.

Brian Gunderson, Chief of Staff, Representative Richard K. Armey of Texas
Interview recorded June 17, 2011 Deed of Gift

Appropriations and Policy

Effect of September 11th on the appropriations process and policy.

John Stopher, Professional Staff Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence
Interview recorded June 9, 2011 Deed of Gift

The USA PATRIOT Act

Personal account of how the anthrax attacks affected the legislative process.

Patricia (Tish) Speed Schwartz, Chief Clerk/Administrator, House Committee on the Judiciary
Interview recorded June 23, 2011 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Bipartisanship after September 11th

Background on bipartisanship in the House in the days and weeks after the attacks.

Brian Gunderson, Chief of Staff, Representative Richard K. Armey of Texas
Interview recorded June 17, 2011 Deed of Gift

Audio

Change in Appropriations after September 11th

Insight into the changes to the appropriations process after September 11th.

Melissa Koloszar, Legislative Director, Representative James P. Moran of Virginia
Interview recorded June 16, 2011 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)