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NATIONAL SECURITY -- (House of Representatives - September 26, 2006)

(Mr. PITTS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. PITTS. Mr. Speaker, as we remember 9/11, it should renew our determination to see justice brought to those responsible and to protect our homeland against further attack.

This week, we will take up legislation on both of those points. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our intelligence community, we have captured most of those responsible for murdering nearly 3,000 of our innocent civilians on 9/11.

This week, we will create a framework to bring these terrorists to justice. It will provide a system that is fair and firm and ensures that these terrorists are never again given the chance to do us harm.

We will also work to prevent further attacks on America by strengthening our surveillance capabilities on terrorist activities. In the war on terror, intelligence-gathering is crucial, and we must give our intelligence community the tools it needs to protect America.

Mr. Speaker, nothing is more urgent than strengthening our national security.

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