Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement on the death of Osama bin Laden:
"The innocent men, women, and children who died on September 11th will forever be in our thoughts and prayers, and no victory on the battlefield can erase the sorrow for their loss. However, we can take comfort knowing the mastermind of these evil acts has been brought to justice.
"I commend our Commander in Chief and his national security team for their leadership as well as the members of the Armed Forces and the intelligence communities for their dedication to completing this mission.
"As President Obama stated last night, this is an important step in defeating global terrorist entities, but it is not the final step. Risks to innocent men, women, and children still exist at home and abroad, and we must stay on the offense against those who seek to do us harm."