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Sept. 11 Panel Votes to Subpoena FAA

The independent commission studying the Sept. 11 terror attacks has voted to subpoena the Federal Aviation Administration, ordering the agency to hand over documents for the investigation. The 10-member commission said it learned through interviews that the agency had not turned over tapes, statements, reports and other documents “highly material to our inquiry.” The FAA, which earlier told the panel it provided everything, provided the latest material over the last few days and pledged to cooperate. But the commission said the delay “has significantly impeded the progress of our investigation and undermined our confidence in the completeness of the FAA’s production.” The commission, comprised of five Democrats and five Republicans, voted to issue the subpoena Tuesday night after completing a public hearing on intelligence reforms. “This disturbing development at one agency has led the commission to re-examine its general policy of relying on document requests rather than subpoenas,” the panel said in a statement. Full Story

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