The sights and sounds of the attacks that occurred twelve years ago will forever be etched into Americans' hearts, minds and collective conscience. As we continue to reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, let us honor those we lost that day in New York City, in Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon.
Congress must do our part to ensure the tools and capabilities granted to our intelligence, military and homeland-security personnel after Sept. 11, 2001, remain in place to continue to protect America from terrorist attacks and to collect vital information to safeguard our country.
Today also marks the one year anniversary of the Bengazi attacks. The American people deserve to know the truth about Benghazi, especially the families of the four brave Americans who lost their lives that night. I will continue to seek answers until we get the truth.
I know all Americans join me today in remembering those who lost their lives on this fateful day and thanking those who continue to protect us, both here and abroad.