“I can’t remember when I actually learned of that fourth plane. Certainly didn’t assume, necessarily, that it was headed toward the Capitol, but all indications are that it was. So it was–there was a numbness, an unawareness, which gradually gave way to a sense, an apprehension, a personal relief. I mean, from that point on, every day I sat in my office for the next three years, there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think of those people in the plane that had been taken down in Pennsylvania who were true heroes, and certainly saved a lot of lives in the Capitol itself.”
— Charlie Johnson, June 9, 2011
Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives
Changing Nature of the Chaplaincy
Insight into the changing role of the House Chaplain after September 11th.
Changing Role of Congressional Staff
Description of the changing role of congressional staff after the attacks.
Commemorative Joint Meeting In New York City
Personal memories of the 2002 Commemorative Joint Meeting in New York City.
Effect of September 11th on Members of Congress
Discussion of the impact of the attacks on Members of Congress.
House Rules and Emergency Recess
Background on House Rules and emergencies.
No Lasting Effects on the Institution
Personal reflections on the attacks and the Institution.
September 11th and Congressional Staff
Reflections on congressional staff and the September 11th attacks.
Short-term Effects of September 11th
Description of the effects of the attacks on the Institution.