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[H. Con. Res. 269 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

                                     Agreed to November 15, 2005        

                       One Hundred Ninth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
            the fourth day of January, two thousand and five

                          Concurrent Resolution

Whereas in 1964, John W. Gardner presented the idea of selecting a 
  handful of outstanding men and women to come to Washington to 
  participate as Fellows and learn the workings of the highest levels 
  of the Federal Government to learn about leadership as they observed 
  the Nation's officials in action and met with these officials and 
  other leaders of society, thereby strengthening the Fellows' 
  abilities and desires to contribute to their communities, their 
  professions, and their country;

Whereas President Lyndon B. Johnson established the President's 
  Commission on White House Fellowships, through Executive Order No. 
  11183, to create a program that would select between 11 and 19 
  outstanding young Americans every year and bring them to Washington 
  for ``first hand, high-level experience in the workings of the 
  Federal Government, to establish an era when the young men and women 
  of America and their Government belonged to each other--belonged to 
  each other in fact and in spirit'';

Whereas the White House Fellows Program has steadfastly remained a 
  nonpartisan program that has served 8 Presidents exceptionally well;

Whereas the more than 600 White House Fellows that have served have 
  established a legacy of leadership in every aspect of American 
  society that includes appointments as Cabinet officials and senior 
  White House staff, election to the House of Representatives, Senate, 
  and State and local government, appointments to the Federal, State, 
  and local judiciary, appointments as United States Attorneys, 
  leadership in many of the Nation's largest corporations and law 
  firms, service as presidents of colleges and universities, deans of 
  our most distinguished graduate schools, officials in nonprofit 
  organizations, distinguished scholars and historians, and service as 
  senior leaders in every branch of the United States Armed Forces;

Whereas this legacy of leadership is a national resource that has been 
  used by the Nation in major challenges including organizing 
  resettlement operations following the Vietnam War, assisting with the 
  national response to terrorist attacks, managing the aftermath of 
  natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and reforming 
  and innovating in national and international securities and capital 

Whereas the more than 600 White House Fellows have characterized their 
  post-Fellowship years with a lifetime commitment to public service 
  through continuing personal and professional renewal and association, 
  creating a Fellows community of mutual support for leadership at 
  every level of government and in every element of our national life; 

Whereas September 1, 2005, marked the 40th anniversary of the first 
  class of White House Fellows to serve this Nation: Now, therefore, be 

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
        (1) recognizes the 40th anniversary of the White House Fellows 
    program and commends the White House Fellows for their continuing 
    lifetime commitment to public service;
        (2) acknowledges the legacy of leadership provided by White 
    House Fellows over the years in their local communities, the 
    Nation, and the world; and
        (3) expresses appreciation and support for the continuing 
    leadership of White House Fellows in all aspects of our national 
    life in the years ahead.

                                 Clerk of the House of Representatives.


                                               Secretary of the Senate.