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Shaheen Statement on 18th Anniversary of September 11th Terrorist Attacks

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001:

“The senseless terror attacks on September 11, 2001 shook our nation to its core and took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children, including 10 Granite Staters.

“In the midst of one of the most challenging moments in our nation’s history, first responders ran toward danger to save others. We will never forget the sacrifices made on that day and the many lives lost. In the wake of these horrific attacks, Americans overcame their grief and pain to serve others – enlisting in our Armed Forces, supporting first responders and lending quiet comfort to their neighbors.

“I’m relieved that politics was eventually set aside so that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund could be permanently reauthorized, ensuring that courageous first responders and the brave men and women who risked their health and well-being to rebuild Manhattan and help heal a mourning nation, will never again have to face the uncertainty of whether they’ll have access to the medical treatment they need and deserve as a result of their service.

“Today, our nation should renew its commitment to serve and look after our fellow Americans with the same indomitable spirit that carried our nation through the terror attacks on September 11th and the days that followed.”