Airline Transportation Bill
September 22, 2001
Today I signed the Airline Transportation and Systems Stabilization Act, which
will provide urgently needed tools to assure the safety and immediate stability
of our Nation's commercial airline system. This important legislation also establishes
a process for compensating victims of the terrorist attacks.
The terrorists who attacked our country on September 11th will not shut down
our vital businesses or thwart our way of life. I commend the Congress for their
cooperation and quick action in passing responsible legislation that will improve
passenger safety, help the victims and their loved ones, and keep America's
airplanes flying while the airlines develop long-term viability plans.