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9/11 Commission chair, others call for passage of 9/11 bill

[JURIST] Thomas Kean, chair of the 9/11 Commission, said Sunday that the US will be at a greater risk of a terrorist attack if Congress continues to delay legislation that will implement the Commission's recommendations and overhaul the nation's intelligence services. Kean urged that Congress pass the legislation when it reconvenes next week rather than wait until the new Congress gets organized. Read a transcript of Kean's appearance on NBC News' Meet the Press program. Bloomberg has more. Also Sunday, Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman also called for passage of the 9/11 bill, saying that President Bush must exert more pressure on holdout Republican Congressman. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on efforts to pass the legislation.

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