Lawmakers Respond to Terrorist Attacks
By Alabama Public Radio
Undated – Thursday's terrorist attacks in London generated an outpouring of concern for London's residents and disdain for those responsible for the attacks. Governor Bob Riley says he condemns the attacks. He says they once again show how low terrorists will go to kill innocent people. U-S Senator Richard Shelby is in London conducting business related to the U-S Senate Banking Committee. He issued a statement saying Americans stand united with the British people in the struggle against terrorism. He called the attacks "malicious," saying they only strengthen the resolve to defeat global terrorism. Shelby's wife and granddaughter also are in London, and they are okay. U-S Senator Jeff Sessions says there will be progress and setbacks in the global war on terrorism, but he says the terrorists will be defeated. He also renewed his call for the U-S Senate to pass his legislation that would strengthen penalties for terrorism involving mass transportation systems. The Senate Judiciary Committee has already approved the Railroad Carriers and Mass Transportation Act of 2005.