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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 497

Honoring the brave men and women of the intelligence community of the United States whose tireless and selfless work has protected America from a terrorist attack for the past eight years, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 2, 2009

Mr. Rogers of Michigan (for himself, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Dent, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. McCaul, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Souder, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. McCarthy of California, and Mr. Sessions) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


RESOLUTION

Honoring the brave men and women of the intelligence community of the United States whose tireless and selfless work has protected America from a terrorist attack for the past eight years, and for other purposes.

Whereas United States intelligence agencies are actively combating hostile regimes and terrorists who plot to kill Americans or harm the interests of the United States around the world;

Whereas through robust interagency teamwork, collaboration with international partners, and ever more effective tools and tactics, the intelligence community of the United States is keeping America safe;

Whereas the tireless efforts of the intelligence community are making a difference in the lives of United States citizens, as evidenced by the announcement on May 20, 2009, of disruption of a plot by radical Jihadist terrorists in New York to bomb religious sites and shoot down airplanes;

Whereas keeping terrorists, extremists, and radical Jihadists from freely operating in our country, where they undermine American values and threaten families, schools, and communities, must continue to be an utmost national priority; and

Whereas the men and women of the intelligence community are professionals, who, while either at home or across the globe and away from family, execute a critical mission with quiet dedication and without the luxury or need of public recognition, and continue to display selfless service in protecting the United States and the American people: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) honors the brave men and women of the intelligence community of the United States whose tireless and selfless work has protected America from a terrorist attack for the past eight years;

(2) recognizes the tireless work, dedication, and commitment that have allowed the intelligence community to thwart many attacks directed against the United States and allies of the United States;

(3) expresses great pride that the intelligence community stands ever vigilant to protect the United States; and

(4) acknowledges that the intelligence community, the allies of the United States, and all those who seek to cooperate with the United States for justice, hope, and a better life must know that the intelligence community has the full faith and confidence of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress.