For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 12, 2001
President Commends House for Passing Anti-Terrorism Bill
Statement by the President
I commend the House for passing anti-terrorism legislation just one day after the Senate took action. The House and Senate bills are virtually identical. I urge the Congress to quickly get the bill to my desk. We must strengthen the hand of law enforcement to help safeguard America and prevent future attacks -- and we must do it now.