Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan Applauds Release of Previously Classified Pages of 9-11 Commission Report

Jul 15, 2016
Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded the declassification of 28 secret pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report. Nolan is one of the few Members of Congress who took the initiative to obtain a special security clearance and read the transcripts in a locked and guarded room beneath the U.S. Capitol Building.

Previously, Nolan and Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina led a House resolution urging that the pages be declassified.

“The American people have a right to know what some of us already know: who likely financed the Saudi–al Qaeda terrorists who attacked our nation on September 11, 2001,” Nolan said. “The time for secrecy is over. The American people and the families of the victims of 9-11 deserve the truth. I’m pleased that we have taken this step towards greater government transparency.”