U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) released the following statement regarding the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan during a strike by U.S. forces.
"Osama bin Laden was directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans here at home and around the world. And, now today we can proudly say that through President Obama's decisive and resolute leadership and the perseverance and hard work of our intelligence community and Armed Forces bin Laden has been brought to justice.
"As a nation we share a collective debt of gratitude for President Obama and our military and intelligence community's unwavering dedication and commitment to this critical mission.
"For those who lost loved ones on September 11th, and for a nation which felt threatened as never before, the death of bin Laden brings a measure of comfort. It is also a reminder that we must stand ready, willing and able to fight and defeat America's enemies."