UPDATE: 12:01 p.m. EDT — The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved Wednesday a resolution saying that the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, poses a threat to freedom and which also condemned the terror attacks in Brussels Tuesday, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for, the Associated Press reported. The attacks killed 34 people and left many more wounded.
A resolution is expected go to a House of Representatives vote Wednesday that would formally state that the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, is a global security threat, while also condemning the bombings in Brussels on Tuesday that the terrorist group has claimed responsibility for, Politico reported.
The resolution will be offered by Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and will state that ISIS poses a threat to the “value of freedom in all countries.” The resolution will also state that there is concern over the influx of radical militants into Europe.
“We stand in solidarity with our Belgian allies in their time of national mourning, ready to provide assistance in bringing to justice all those involved with the planning and execution of these attacks, as well as identifying and disrupting any plans to undertake similar assault in the future,” the resolution reads, according to Politico.
Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels left at least 34 people dead and many more wounded, some in critical condition. One of the attacks occurred in a metro station while the other happened at the Brussels airport, prompting U.S. airlines and travel officials to increase security measures.
Increased security could be seen at some U.S. airports, but few delays were reported. Some flights to Brussels on Tuesday were rerouted to other areas of Europe, NBC News reported.
Some U.S. cities increased security after the attack, as well, including New York City, which had a higher than usual number of law enforcement officers posted at transit hubs such as Grand Central Terminal and John F. Kennedy International Airport. An increased police presence was also announced at transit hubs in Washington, D.C.
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Politicians, especially those running for the presidency, responded to the attacks largely by condemning them and offering condolences for the families of victims. Presidential Republican front-runner Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. needs to be vigilant, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said the U.S. needed to stand in solidarity with European countries in responding to terror.