September 11, 2001: A Narrative
During one terrifying morning in early September 2001, Capitol Hill watched as terrorists attacked New York City and Arlington, Virginia. That day many people wondered if the U.S. Congress was next. Watch as Members, Officers, and staff at the U.S. House of Representatives give a detailed account of September 11, 2001. The narrative includes memories of the House’s emergency recess, the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol, the secure location provided for House and Senate leaders, and the Members’ press conference on the Capitol steps that evening.