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President Responds to WMD Commission Recommendations

Fact Sheet: Bush Administration Implements WMD Commission Recommendations, June 29, 2005.

  • “Today, President Bush Announced Actions To Implement Recommendations In The WMD Commission’s Report To Make America Safer And To Ensure The Intelligence Community Is Prepared To Address The Threats Of The 21st Century. The Administration endorsed 70 of the 74 recommendations of the WMD Commission, and will study further three of the recommendations. A single classified recommendation will not be implemented.”
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  • Press release: Committee Releases White House Response To Collins-Lieberman Intelligence Reform Oversight Letter: “The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee made public a detailed response from the White House in response to questions posed by Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) concerning implementation of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. Senators Collins and Lieberman wrote to White House Chief of Staff Andy Card on June 10, pointing out a series of deadlines that were statutorily required by the Collins-Lieberman intelligence reform legislation but which had not been met. Among them are deadlines for submitting a National Transportation Strategy, aviation security staffing standards, a baggage screening cost-sharing plan, three reports on diplomatic initiatives to root out terrorists, and initial steps for streamlining the federal security clearance process. The White House response may be read here. Senators Collins’ and Lieberman’s original letter to Mr. Card can be read toward the bottom of this link.”
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