Source: Office of Congressman David Bonior
On September 15, 2001, Congressman David Bonior's office issued a press release regarding the House Concurrent Resolution 227, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Bonoir noted, "Terrorism attempts to divide us; we must not let this happen. We cannot allow our anger to drive us to bigotry or intolerance. Americans of all faiths – Christians, Muslims and Jews – denounce these terrorist attacks." The press release continued: "Bonior’s resolution, H. Con. Res. 227, which was co-sponsored by Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO), Majority Leader Richard Armey (R-TX) and over 100 other Members of Congress, was passed by unanimous consent at approximately 2 a.m., just hours after the U.S. House passed a resolution authorizing the President to use force against the terrorists who attacked the United States."