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Gillibrand Announces Legislation That Would Declassify Redacted 9/11 Documents

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced new bipartisan legislation for 9/11 victims, survivors and their families.

The Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Victims and Survivors Act of 2015 would require President Obama to declassify and make publicly available the redacted 28 pages from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001. The legislation was introduced tuesday by Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, along with several co-sponsors including Gillibrand, who says Americans deserve transparency.

"It is our right to know what investigators found and I fully support its release."

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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