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Introduced in House (06/29/2006)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Res. 900 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. RES. 900

     Supporting intelligence and law enforcement programs to track 
terrorists and terrorist finances conducted consistent with Federal law 
            and with appropriate congressional consultation.



                             June 29, 2006

  Mr. Frank of Massachusetts (for himself, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Hoyer, Ms. 
 Harman, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Obey, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Clay, Ms. Hooley, Mr. 
 Gutierrez, Mrs. Maloney, Ms. Berkley, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Ms. 
 Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Spratt, Mr. Baca, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Butterfield, 
Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Israel, Mr. Crowley, Ms. Carson, Mr. Jefferson, 
  Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Kind, Mr. Evans, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr. 
 Moran of Virginia, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Lee, Mr. Reyes, Mrs. Napolitano, 
   Ms. Velazquez, Ms. DeGette, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Watt, Mr. Ross, Mr. 
Higgins, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mrs. McCarthy, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. 
 Tierney, Mr. Honda, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Skelton, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Michaud, 
   Mr. Capuano, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. 
 Grijalva, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Levin, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Meehan, 
Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Melancon, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. Meeks of New 
  York, Mr. Lantos, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. 
  McNulty, Ms. Schwartz of Pennsylvania, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Udall of New 
Mexico, Mr. Inslee, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mrs. Davis of 
 California, Mr. Berman, Ms. Waters, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Solis, Mr. Berry, 
 Mr. Baird, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Ms. 
Watson, Mr. Farr, Mr. Etheridge, Mr. Olver, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. McDermott, 
Mr. Sabo, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Price of 
 North Carolina, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Mr. Andrews, Mr. 
Becerra, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. 
   Langevin, Ms. Herseth, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. McKinney, Mr. 
George Miller of California, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Holt, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. 
 Davis of Florida, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Rothman, Ms. Matsui, Mr. 
   Miller of North Carolina, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Moore of 
    Kansas, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Cramer, Mr. 
Ruppersberger, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, 
 Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Oberstar, Ms. 
 Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Snyder, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Stupak, Mr. 
   Sherman, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Tanner, Ms. Woolsey, and Mr. Chandler) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                         on Financial Services



     Supporting intelligence and law enforcement programs to track 
terrorists and terrorist finances conducted consistent with Federal law 
            and with appropriate congressional consultation.

Whereas the United States is currently engaged in a global war on terrorism to 
        prevent future attacks against American civilian and military interests 
        at home and abroad;
Whereas intelligence programs are essential to gathering critical information 
        necessary for identifying, disrupting, and capturing terrorists before 
        they carry out further attacks;
Whereas there is a national security imperative for maintaining the secrecy of 
        our legitimate intelligence capabilities;
Whereas effective intelligence depends on cooperation with foreign governments 
        and individuals who trust the United States to protect their 
Whereas the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive intelligence information, 
        including the names of clandestine service officers of the Central 
        Intelligence Agency, inflicts significant damage to United States 
        activities in the global war on terrorism;
Whereas following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Congress passed the 
        USA PATRIOT Act, which included anti-terrorist financing provisions that 
        bolster Federal Government and law enforcement capabilities to find and 
        disrupt the financiers of terrorist organizations;
Whereas following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the President 
        directed the Federal Government to use all appropriate measures to 
        identify, track, and pursue not only those persons who commit terrorist 
        acts here and abroad, but also those who provide financial or other 
        support for terrorist activity;
Whereas consistent with this directive, the United States Government initiated a 
        classified Terrorist Finance Tracking Program and the Secretary of the 
        Treasury issued subpoenas to gather information on suspected 
        international terrorists through bank transaction information;
Whereas a few Members of Congress were notified of the existence of the 
        Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, with most notifications taking place 
        only after an intent to publish stories about the program was 
Whereas Congress has authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to explore the 
        implementation of systems to review all cross-border wire transactions;
Whereas the bipartisan 9/11 Commission recommended that ``Vigorous efforts to 
        track terrorist financing must remain front and center in U.S. 
        counterterrorism efforts''; and
Whereas persons in positions of trust and responsibility granted access to 
        highly sensitive intelligence programs should not violate their solemn 
        obligations not to disclose classified information: Now, therefore, be 
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports efforts to identify, track, and pursue 
        suspected foreign terrorists and their financial supporters by 
        tracking terrorist money flows and uncovering terrorist 
        networks here and abroad in accordance with existing applicable 
        law, but notes that the expression of such support in this 
        resolution should not be construed as providing additional 
        authority for such efforts; and
            (2) expresses concern that the unauthorized disclosure of 
        classified information may have made efforts to locate 
        terrorists and terrorist networks, and disrupt their plans, 
        more difficult.