Congresswoman Lee Issues Statement on 21st Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) released the following statement recognizing the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:
“21 years ago, our world forever changed as we witnessed a horrific attack on this nation. Today, we remember and honor the thousands lost on September 11th, 2001 and those we’ve since lost to 9/11-related illnesses since then.
“I continue to offer my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and loved ones of those lost on that day. We pray that time continues to heal the pain felt from their loss. They will always be remembered.
“As we reflect on this tragic day, it’s an opportunity to recognize the selfless service and courage of first responders, fire fighters, police officers, and other emergency personnel who paid the ultimate price to save the lives of others. They are owed an immeasurable debt, but we must attempt to repay them with adequate support services, quality health care, and mental health resources. President Biden and Democrats continue to fulfill our responsibility to those in uniform in the wake of September 11th by signing the Honoring our PACT Act last month – expanding access to life-saving care for millions of veterans across the country.
“Let us mark this tragic day yet again with reflection. I encourage all to join the National Day of Service and Remembrance to give back to our communities. May the legacy of those lost that day inspire us to face the many challenges in front of us, and continue our work toward a more peaceful world.”
Congresswoman Lee is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She serves as Co-Chair of the Steering & Policy Committee, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chair Emeritus of the Progressive Caucus, Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. She also serves as Chair of the Majority Leader’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. As a member of the House Democratic Leadership, she is the highest ranking Black woman in the U.S. Congress.