U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) released the following statement in response to the series of deadly attacks in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday morning.

“Today’s terror attack in Brussels is a horrifying reminder of the global threat posed by groups like ISIS and their ideology of death. My heart goes out to the victims, their families, and the people of Belgium. America stands with you in this dark hour.

“These vicious attacks underscore the importance of open channels of communication between Europe and the United States. Many of these European based terrorists are just a short plane ride away from launching attacks in the United States. Yet our information sharing with Europe is simply not as strong as it should be. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I will continue to strongly press our allies to do more to collect and share information with the United States about terrorist threats. A threat to Europe is a threat to us, plain and simple.”

Murphy is ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism.