But like many lawmakers responding to President Obama's announcement of bin Laden's death on Sunday night, Schumer warned that the war on terror must go on. 

"Because bin Laden's evil dogma has poisoned the minds of so many others, we cannot let up in the war on terror," the senator said. 

Obama announced on Sunday night that the U.S. military, in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency, had killed bin Laden in an operation in Pakistan.