WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Dan Boren introduced legislation late Monday to increase the reward for information leading to the capture of Osama Bin Laden.

If passed, H.R. 3826 will increase the existing reward from $25 million to $500 million. The reward is administered through the U.S. State Department's “Rewards for Justice” program.

“As we spend nearly $300 million a day for on-going operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, this will send a very clear message that the U.S. will keep its focus on the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. If we rid the world of Osama Bin Laden, it would be a very significant psychological blow to our enemies.”