September 11, 2001: The Day
September 11, 2001, began like a typical Tuesday at the U.S. House of Representatives. Some Members spoke on the floor; others met with the leadership. Elsewhere on the Hill that morning, people had started talking about a plane crash in New York City. Then American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, and many wondered if the U.S. Capitol was next. Amid the confusion and fear, Capitol Hill began evacuating, and the House formally recessed at 9:53 a.m. These interviews provide a detailed re-telling of 9/11 from the perspective of staff and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.