Johnson’s bill to allow purchase of Unity Bonds

Johnson's bill to allow purchase of Unity Bonds U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has introduced a bill that will allow Americans to contribute to the war against terrorism and relief for the victims of the Sept. 11 attack on America by purchasing Unity Bonds (S.1430).

"As Americans, we feel many emotions, from anger to sadness, because of the tragedy of the terrorist attacks this past week," Johnson said. "The American people have responded with incredible acts of heroism, kindness and generosity. This response is the true American spirit our country has always known."

Americans across the country want to know what they can possibly do to help during this national tragedy. One woman called Senator Johnson's office wanting to know if she could buy the equivalent of the old war bonds that allowed citizens to contribute to the war effort during World War II.

"Based on my constituent's idea on buying bonds for the disaster relief effort, I am introducing legislation that directs the United States Treasury to issue Unity Bonds. Americans who purchase these saving bonds will be contributing to disaster relief to the victims of Tuesday's attack and to our nation's war against terrorism."

"We will recover from this week's attacks," Johnson stated. "We will rebuild our nation's infrastructure, and we will rebuild our nation's spirit. But it will take a sustained, long-term effort to stamp out terrorism against the United States and all other liberty-loving nations.

"Unity Bonds will allow Americans who want to show their support for this great country to participate in a meaningful way," he added.

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