WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, issued the following statement on H. Res 37, which officially condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris and offers condolences to all of those affected. The resolution passed the House unanimously by voice vote.
“Today the House of Representatives sent the people of France a message—we stand with you. America knows too well the pain inflicted by terrorism. This was not just an attack on a magazine; it was an assault on the people of France and all of the values for which they stand, including free speech, free press and freedom of religion. France is our first ally, and our countries are united in combatting the threat of radical Islamic extremism. This extreme and inhumane ideology is spreading throughout Europe, the United States and beyond. There are many more home-grown or imported jihadists around the world who are plotting to attack once again and take more innocent lives. Together we will do everything in our power to make sure they will fail. Je Suis Charlie.”