House 9/11 resolution vows to continue fight against terrorism

A resolution offered by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks vows to continue fighting terrorist groups and offer whatever support is needed in this effort.

The House plans to vote on the resolution, H.Res. 391, on Friday, just two days before the 10th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans in New York and at the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania crash site of one of the hijacked planes.

The resolution reasserts the House's commitment to "opposing violent extremism arrayed against American interests and to providing the United States military, intelligence and law enforcement communities with the resources and support to do so effectively and safely."

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It also vows that the House will "continue to identify, intercept and disrupt terrorists and their activities." Further, it thanks foreign governments and their citizens for standing "in solidarity with the United States against terrorism in the aftermath of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and asks them to continue to stand with the United States against international terrorism."

The resolution marks Sept. 11 as a day of "solemn commemoration," and thanks first responders, law enforcement and others who aided victims of the attacks. It says the U.S. is "indebted to the brave military, intelligence, law enforcement and civilian personnel serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in advancement of United States national interests."

It also specifically commends the military personnel involved in the "removal of Osama bin Laden" earlier this year.

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