Pai Statement on Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Federal Communications Commission
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:September 11, 2012
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI
ON ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKSToday, our nation pauses to mourn the thousands of lives lost in the terrorist attacks
eleven years ago. We also commemorate the firefighters, police, emergency medical workers,
and others who responded to those attacks with such bravery. Their heroic sacrifices will never
Here at the Commission, this anniversary serves as a reminder that we must do all that we
can to improve the communications capabilities of first responders. Whether emergency
personnel are dispatched to respond to a terrorist attack, hurricane, earthquake, or tornado,
effective communications can be the difference between life and death.
Although the Commission has made significant headway over the last decade, there is
much more for us to do. In particular, I look forward to working with my colleagues as we
continue to implement the public safety provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job
Creation Act of 2012.
Finally, I would like to recognize the efforts of all who serve in the Public Safety &
Homeland Security Bureau. Day in and day out, they work to make the American people safer,
and I thank them for their service.
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