WASHINGTON, D.C. –  As our nation marks the 11th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in remembrance of that tragic day:

“As we mark the anniversary of 9/11, we honor those who lost their lives in the most horrific terrorist attack on American soil in a generation. Today and every day, we owe a great debt of gratitude to our intelligence professionals and to the men and women in uniform who work to keep us safe from another attack.

“The federal government’s number one responsibility is to protect our country, and I remain committed to strengthening our intelligence capabilities and responsibly funding our defense in order to protect America from those who wish us harm.”

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