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

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[H. Con. Res. 396 Introduced in House (IH)]







110th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 396

            Recognizing the FBI on their 100th anniversary.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             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

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
            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.
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