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Bill to Declassify 28 Pages Now in the U.S. Senate

June 3, 2015 (EIRNS)—For more than two years, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) has been fighting in Congress to get the release of the classified 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Inquiry Report on 9/11. LaRouchePAC and EIR have strongly supported Jones’s efforts, based on its in-depth study of the Saudi-British role in fomenting international terror. Jones’ resolution (HRes 428) in the 113th Congress to get President Obama to declassify the pages gained a small number of sponsors, as many Congressmen claimed that the resolution could get nowhere without a companion bill in the U.S. Senate.

Now that situation has changed. At a packed press conference on Capitol Hill June 2, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) announced that he and Democratic Senators Ron Wyden and Kristin Gillibrand have introduced S. 1471, which calls for the declassification of the 28 pages.

At the press conference, which was live-streamed by www.larouchepac.com and is available on the website, Senator Paul was joined by House sponsors Jones, Steve Lynch (D-Mass), and Thomas Massie (R-Ky), former Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla), and a number of family members of the victims of 9/11. Many of the speakers singled out Saudi Arabia as the prime suspect for funding the 9/11 attacks, and demanded that President Obama deliver on his promise to family members to release the pages. ■∙∙∙∙Senator Paul announced in his opening remarks, that he also intends to introduce the bill as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, when it comes up in the Senate soon.