Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced today that his resolution commending the United Kingdom for their efforts in the Global War on Terror passed the Untied States House of Representatives, 412-3.

Now more than ever, the United States needs allies to ensure freedom and democracy are victorious over extremism, said Poe. Five years after September 11, 2001, there are no shortage of reminders that we must remain vigilant in the War on Terror. Our intelligence, law enforcement and military communities are engaged in this effort, but they are not alone. We must honor those who fight beside us in the defense of liberty.

Last month, United Kingdom authorities foiled a plot to detonate explosives on several trans-Atlantic flights. This plan, had it been carried out, would have resulted in unimaginable tragedy. However, due to the actions of the British intelligence and law enforcement communities, disaster was averted and countless lives were saved.