Text: H.Con.Res.396 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/24/2008)

2d Session
H. CON. RES. 396

Recognizing the FBI on their 100th anniversary.


July 24, 2008

Mr. Conyers (for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Scott of Virginia, and Mr. Gohmert) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Recognizing the FBI on their 100th anniversary.

    Whereas the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was founded by President Theodore Roosevelt and United States Attorney General Charles Bonaparte on July 26, 1908, as a Federal investigative agency;

    Whereas it was first named the Bureau of Investigation to provide a force of Special Agents to investigate crimes across State lines and Federal crimes in its initial days, and later expanded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation reflecting the growth our Nation’s need to protect its people;

    Whereas in the face of foreign threats during two World Wars and the Cold War, the FBI’s jurisdiction was expanded to investigate espionage and sabotage against the United States of America;

    Whereas when over the course of our Nation’s history the civil rights of Americans have been challenged, the FBI has been called upon to protect those civil rights and has brought violators to justice, and remains the primary Federal law enforcement agency for investigating civil rights violations;

    Whereas the men and women of the FBI have come to meet the challenges of violent criminal elements and gangs, working in partnership with State, local, and tribal law enforcement to provide safe streets in our communities around the country;

    Whereas when the Nation’s financial markets were threatened by white collar criminals, organized criminal enterprises, and international fraud schemes, the FBI’s efforts to protect our economy were reflected in major investigative achievements;

    Whereas the world has expanded through the creation of the World Wide Web, the FBI has been called to protect against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes through investigations of computer fraud, child exploitation, theft of intellectual property, and worldwide computer intrusions;

    Whereas the threat to public safety posed by extremists groups, both domestic and international has grown, and the FBI has tirelessly worked to prevent acts of terrorism against Americans at home and abroad;

    Whereas the FBI provides law enforcement services through its disaster response team, identification services and Laboratory to further the cause of justice through science throughout the United States;

    Whereas since its inception, 34 FBI special agents have given their full measure of duty in laying down their lives in the service of their country; and

    Whereas for a century the men and women of the FBI have pledged to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and, with such, exemplified their motto “Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress—

(1) congratulates the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary;

(2) honors the heroic sacrifice of the Bureau’s employees who have given their lives, or have been wounded or injured, in the service of our Nation; and

(3) gives heartfelt thanks to all the men and women of the FBI for their past and continued efforts to protect and defend the American people from threats both domestic and foreign, and their dedication to the pursuit of justice through the rule of law.