SENATE RESOLUTION 286--DESIGNATING JULY 26, 2019, AS ``UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS DAY''; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 126
(Senate - July 25, 2019)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 286--DESIGNATING JULY 26, 2019, AS ``UNITED STATES 
                    INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS DAY''

  Mr. WARNER (for himself, Mr. Burr, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Risch, Mr. 
Wyden, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Collins, Mr. King, Mr. Blunt, Ms. 
Harris, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Bennet, and Mr. Sasse) submitted 
the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 286

       Whereas on July 26, 1908, Attorney General Charles 
     Bonaparte ordered newly-hired Federal investigators to report 
     to the Office of the Chief Examiner of the Department of 
     Justice, which subsequently was renamed the Federal Bureau of 
     Investigation;
       Whereas on July 26, 1947, President Truman signed the 
     National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.), 
     creating the Department of Defense, the National Security 
     Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint 
     Chiefs of Staff, thereby laying the foundation for today's 
     intelligence community;
       Whereas the National Security Act of 1947, which appears in 
     title 50, United States Code, governs the definition, 
     composition, responsibilities, authorities, and oversight of 
     the intelligence community of the United States;
       Whereas the intelligence community is defined by section 3 
     of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003) to 
     include the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 
     the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security 
     Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National 
     Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance 
     Office, other offices within the Department of Defense for 
     the collection of specialized national intelligence through 
     reconnaissance programs, the intelligence elements of the 
     Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast 
     Guard, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug 
     Enforcement Administration, and the Department of Energy, the 
     Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of 
     State, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the 
     Department of the Treasury, the elements of the Department of 
     Homeland Security concerned with the analysis of intelligence 
     information, and other elements as may be designated;
       Whereas July 26, 2019, is the 72nd anniversary of the 
     signing of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3001 
     et seq.);
       Whereas the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention 
     Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-458; 118 Stat. 3638) created the 
     position of the Director of National Intelligence to serve as 
     the head of the intelligence community and to ensure that 
     national intelligence be timely, objective, independent of 
     political considerations, and based upon all sources 
     available;
       Whereas Congress has previously passed joint resolutions, 
     signed by the President, to designate Peace Officers Memorial 
     Day on May 15, Patriot Day on September 11, and other 
     commemorative occasions, to honor the sacrifices of law 
     enforcement officers and of those who lost their lives on 
     September 11, 2001;
       Whereas the United States has increasingly relied upon the 
     men and women of the intelligence community to protect and 
     defend the security of the United States in the years since 
     the attacks of September 11, 2001;
       Whereas the men and women of the intelligence community, 
     both civilian and military, have been increasingly called 
     upon to deploy to theaters of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and 
     elsewhere since September 11, 2001;
       Whereas numerous intelligence officers of the elements of 
     the intelligence community have been injured or killed in the 
     line of duty;
       Whereas intelligence officers of the United States are 
     routinely called upon to accept personal hardship and 
     sacrifice in the furtherance of their mission to protect the 
     United States, to undertake dangerous assignments in the 
     defense of the interests of the United States, to collect 
     reliable information within prescribed legal authorities upon 
     which the leaders of the United States rely in life-and-death 
     situations, and to ``speak truth to power'' by providing 
     their best assessments to decision makers, regardless of 
     political and policy considerations;
       Whereas the men and women of the intelligence community 
     have on numerous occasions succeeded in preventing attacks 
     upon the United States and allies of the United States, 
     saving numerous innocent lives; and
       Whereas intelligence officers of the United States must of 
     necessity often remain unknown and unrecognized for their 
     substantial achievements and successes: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates July 26, 2019, as ``United States 
     Intelligence Professionals Day'';
       (2) acknowledges the courage, fidelity, sacrifice, and 
     professionalism of the men and women of the intelligence 
     community of the United States; and
       (3) encourages the people of the United States to observe 
     this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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