Summary: S.Res.159 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (05/03/2011)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Declares that the death of Osama bin Laden represents a measure of justice and relief for the families and friends of the nearly 3,000 men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, the men and women in the United States and around the world who have been killed by other al Qaeda-sponsored attacks, and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and the intelligence community who have sacrificed their lives pursuing Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.

Commends the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and the U.S. intelligence community for: (1) their tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism, and sacrifice in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice; and (2) committing themselves to defeating, disrupting, and dismantling al Qaeda.

Commends the President for ordering the successful operations to locate and eliminate Osama bin Laden.

Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to disrupting, dismantling, and defeating al Qaeda and affiliated organizations around the world that threaten U.S. national security, eliminating a safe haven for terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and bringing terrorists to justice.