Tuesday, September 5, 2017
COMING Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act
On the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, 9/11 family member Bob McIlvaine and architect Richard Gage, AIA, will announce the Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act at a news conference to be held at the National Press Club at 1 p.m. EDT.
The Bobby McIlvaine Act is draft legislation that would empanel a select committee in either chamber of Congress to reinvestigate the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. The act is named after McIlvaine’s son Bobby, who was killed at the age of 26 while entering the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
McIlvaine has been an outspoken leader in advocating for a new investigation since the release of the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004. Gage, meanwhile, has worked diligently to educate and mobilize technical professionals since he founded the organization Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) in 2006. Today, AE911Truth represents close to 3,000 architects and engineers, as well as two-dozen 9/11 family members, who have signed AE911Truth’s petition calling on Congress to open a new investigation.
McIlvaine andGage will be joined by Peter Michael Ketcham, a former employee of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the agency that was charged with investigating the World Trade Center disaster. Ketcham first spoke out against his former agency’s investigation in 2016 and has since joined with AE911Truth in championing a new investigation.
At the conclusion of the news conference, McIlvaine, Gage, Ketcham, and supporters of the Bobby McIlvaine Act will proceed to the Capitol, where they will distribute packets to every member of Congress over the next day and a half. They will then work to assemble a bi-partisan group of sponsors and have the resolution introduced by next year’s September 11th anniversary.
The group will use the soon-to-be-released computer simulation of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse — a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and funded by AE911Truth — to bolster its case that NIST’s account of the building collapses is false and that it is incumbent upon Congress to launch its own investigation.
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