Legislation & Bipartisanship
“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
Insight into the legislative priorities and process after September 11th.
Change in the Legislative Agenda
Impact of September 11th on the legislative agenda for the House.
Appropriations and Policy
Effect of September 11th on the appropriations process and policy.
The USA PATRIOT Act
Personal account of how the anthrax attacks affected the legislative process.