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Linder Supports Passage of Resolution Condemning London Terror Attacks

Location: Washington, DC


On Thursday, July 14, Congressman John Linder (R-GA) joined his colleagues in voting to overwhelmingly approve H.Res.356, sponsored by House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-IL), condemning the terrorist attacks in London, England, on July 7, 2005. The resolution was approved by a vote of 416-0.

"The attacks carried out last week on London's Underground rail and bus system during the morning rush hour were cowardly and aimed at innocents," Linder said. "Our hearts go out to the English people, one of our strongest and closest allies, in this difficult time. The free nations of the world will remain steadfast in our commitment together to ensure that those who hate freedom and liberty will not succeed. Our values and way of life will prevail - terrorism will not."

In addition to condemning the attacks, H.Res.356 also expresses the House of Representatives' condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed in the attacks, and its sympathies to those individuals who have been injured. The resolution also expresses the solidarity of the people and government of the United States with the people and government of the United Kingdom, and the readiness of the House to provide any necessary assistance to United Kingdom authorities to bring to justice those individuals responsible for the London attacks, and to dismantle the networks which plan and carry out such attacks.

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