On balance, I think things are going well
.7 billion in federal funding that will be spent at the site.
The New York Stock Exchange should be applauded for moving forward. This will make it easier for investors to trade, while ensuring the integrity of the market.
It seems that despite our efforts the rescission will stand, very sadly, and that is something of a promise broken, ... We will try hard in the coming weeks, but ultimately Congress will have something of a black eye over this.
We need to proceed with hearings, ... Obviously we haven't seen the [IFC] report it was leaked. [But] I just don't see how there can be put in place a museum that a year from now, or five years from now, could be hijacked by someone who wants to promote anti-American propaganda.
Goodbye and good riddance, ... The IFC will not stand on the hallowed grounds of the World Trade Center site.
It's now or never for the IFC, ... The museum has until Friday to do what is right . . . We will not allow the American people to subsidize a museum that blames [America] for . . . 9/11.
Hamas is responsible for countless homicide bombings that have killed hundreds of Israeli citizens. They have waged a terror war with the sole intent of murdering innocent people.
One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster.
The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public.
Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations.
Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another.
We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo.
As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing.
From the Bush Administration to the 9-11 Commission, there is an urgent and universally recognized need to change the broken formula through which Homeland Security grant money currently is allocated to our first responders.