Press Release

STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR

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Washington, May 1, 2011 | Jose Borjon (202-225-1640) | comments
"Sunday night’s announcement by President Obama that U.S. Armed Forces have killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and the terrorist responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans on September 11, 2001, comes at a time when U.S. Armed Forces continue to fight for our freedoms and work to bring peace to the people of the Middle East and other regions of the world.
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"Sunday night’s announcement by President Obama that U.S. Armed Forces have killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and the terrorist responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans on September 11, 2001, comes at a time when U.S. Armed Forces continue to fight for our freedoms and work to bring peace to the people of the Middle East and other regions of the world.

"As our work continues to deter and dismantle terrorist organizations throughout the world, I will work through my committee assignment on the House Homeland Security Committee to see that all appropriate measures are taken to ensure our country is safe from those that wish to harm it. We must act on the current intelligence we have on Al Qaeda to ensure we don't lose sight of the mission: to end terrorist cells and organizations throughout the world. I will work hand-in-hand with the Administration, the U.S. Armed Forces, the CIA and our international intelligence community to keep our people, country and allies safe.

"I thank President Obama and his National Security Team for his diligent efforts in bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice. I stand with the many families who lost their loved ones during the September 11, 2001, attacks and pray for our country’s well being.

"While we have eliminated the head of Al Qaeda, we have yet to eliminate global terrorism. I will continue to work with our domestic and international partners to gather intelligence on those that wish to harm us, while ensuring the well being and safety of our country, families and communities."

-U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar
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