Post-Election Update: How Declassification Supporters Fared

While the classification of a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers wasn’t an issue in the recent midterm elections, those working to release the 28 pages should take great interest in the outcome of certain races—those involving House Resolution 428 cosponsors.

HRes 428, which urges the president to declassify the 28 pages, was introduced by North Carolina congressman Walter Jones and has attracted 17 cosponsors. Of those 18 total representatives:

  • Three did not seek reelection: Steve Stockman (TX), Paul Broun (GA) and Howard Coble (NC).
  • One lost his seat: Vance McAllister (LA).
  • One is leading by a slim margin: As of this writing, Louise Slaughter (NY) has 528 more votes than her challenger; a recount is scheduled for Wednesday. UPDATE: Slaughter’s opponent has conceded the race. 

All the rest were re-elected, and a Capitol Hill source tells that three more representatives committed to cosponsoring HRes 428 during the election recess.

The three new names will officially be added to the cosponsor list when the House reconvenes this week. While we won’t disclose their identities today, we will say that two are from Texas and the other is from Minnesota. All three are Democrats, which will bring the roster of House supporters to a near-perfect bipartisan balance.

REDACTED w911Help make your representative the next cosponsor of HRes 428. We make it easy for you to call or write them today.


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