[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 22 (Tuesday, February 10, 2015)]
[Pages H869-H870]


  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from 
North Carolina (Mr. Jones) for 5 minutes.

[[Page H870]]

  Mr. JONES. Mr. Speaker, in the last couple of weeks, the effort to 
declassify the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Report into the 9/11 
attacks has received a lot of media attention, mainly because of 
Zacarias Moussaoui's recent comments exposing the financial link 
between the Saudi royal family and al Qaeda.
  In 2002, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by 
Senator Bob Graham, and the House Committee on Intelligence, chaired by 
Congressman Porter Goss, released the Joint Inquiry report into the 9/
11 attacks. In a political move, the Bush administration then 
classified 28 pages of the report even though the contents of those 28 
pages posed no national security risk to the United States. Rather, the 
contents of those 28 pages are probably embarrassing for the Bush 
administration. Senator Graham has repeatedly called for the 28 pages 
to be declassified as a result.
  I have read the 28 pages and cannot divulge what is in them, but I 
can say that the contents deal with relationships. Senator Graham has 
openly said that the 28 pages deal with the Bush administration's 
relationships with the Saudis. My colleagues Congressman Stephen Lynch 
from Massachusetts and Congressman Thomas Massie from Kentucky, who 
have also read the 28 pages, have joined me in introducing H. Res. 14, 
to urge the President to keep his word to the 9/11 families and 
declassify the 28 pages, which he could do with a stroke of a pen.
  The movement to declassify the 28 pages is picking up momentum. Just 
last week, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich 
tweeted his support for declassifying the 28 pages to 1.5 million of 
his followers. All of the principal players in producing the reports on 
the 9/11 attacks have called for the declassification of the 28 pages--
Senator Bob Graham, Senator Richard Shelby, Congressman Porter Goss, 
Congressman Tom Kean, and Congressman Lee Hamilton. I urge my 
colleagues to submit to the House Intelligence Committee a request to 
read the 28 pages and to join me, Congressman Lynch, and Congressman 
Massie in supporting H. Res. 14 as a cosponsor.
  Mr. Speaker, it is time that the 28 pages are declassified. The 9/11 
families have a right to this information in the 28 pages, and the 
American people deserve to know the truth about what caused the 9/11 
attacks. For more information on this effort to declassify the 28 
pages, visit 28pages.org.
  May God continue to bless America, and may God continue to bless our 
men and women in uniform.