Morning of the Attacks
“Everybody was very calm, and you could see people coming from everywhere, just converging onto the Mall. We walked down several levels, down to the sort of flat, just before you get to the Mall. And all of us trying to get on our cell phones. And none of our cell phones worked. We wanted to let our families know that we were evacuating and that we were going to be fine. And we believed we would be. Because this was so difficult to take in. Such a difficult thing to, to comprehend. We were all working sort of on automatic.”
— Eve Butler-Gee, June 20, 2011
Journal Clerk, Office of the Clerk
Speaker Hastert and the Morning of the Attacks
Speaker Hastert recounts his memories from the morning of the attacks.
Canceling the House Session
Speaker Hastert discusses his decision to cancel the morning session of the House.
House Floor on September 11th
Insight into the House proceedings the morning of the attacks.
Floor Proceedings on September 11th
Remembering the House proceedings on the morning of September 11th.
Morning of September 11th
Recollections of the morning of September 11th at the Capitol.
Learning of the Attacks
Personal memories before the attacks and of the evacuation of the Capitol.
In the Cloakroom
Learning of the attacks the morning of September 11th.
Attempt to Retrieve the House Journal
Detailed account of the Capitol evacuation on September 11th.
Drafting a New Prayer
Account of the effect of the attacks on the House proceedings for September 11th.
Indefinite Emergency Recess
Detailed discussion of parliamentary procedures on the morning of the attacks.
New York City on September 11th
In-depth account of the dissemination of information and communication on the morning of September 11th.