Washington, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding the anniversary of 9/11.

“Thirteen years ago, in an attempt to break our spirit and fracture us as a nation, terrorists carried out the deadliest terror attack on American soil in history,” Scalise said. “Little did they know that the American people would emerge from the attacks more unified and with a strengthened resolve to combat any threat against our nation. We continue to live in a dangerous world, faced with enemies wanting to destroy the American way of life. Congress has a commitment to defend our homeland, and we will uphold that promise by remaining vigilant, determined, and unified in our support of a strong national defense. Today we pause to remember the 3,000 innocent men, women and children who lost their lives on that tragic day, and we pray for their families and loved ones.