GOP lawmaker remembers 9/11 on House floor

Two days before the eighth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) is on the House floor proposing a resolution commemorating the attacks.

Similar resolutions have been proposed nearly every year after the deadly attacks.

She tweeted Wednesday: 

On House floor to present 9/11 resolution to commemorate that horrible day when our nation and our values were attacked. Ceremony follows.

Though designed to memorialize the terrorist acts that killed around 3,000 people, previous years' resolutions have been criticized for being overly politicized.

The 2006 resolution included praise for measures taken after 9/11 such as the Patriot Act, a move some Democrats said was intended to put them in a tough spot during the midterm elections.

More in Senate races

GOP senator: I didn't compare campaign to 9/11

Read more »