July 26, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), both members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues to introduce a resolution honoring the courage and dedication of the men and women of the U.S. intelligence community by designating July 26, 2018 as “United States Intelligence Professionals Day.” The resolution was cosponsored by every member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The date marks the 71st anniversary of President Harry Truman’s signing of the National Security Act of 1947, which laid the foundation for today’s intelligence community and continues to govern its activities.
“Every day, across our nation and around the world, the hard working men and women serving in the Intelligence Community make countless sacrifices to ensure the safety of our country and our citizens,” said Senator Collins. “I am consistently impressed by the high level of professionalism, patriotism, and courage that our intelligence professionals exhibit. Our resolution will ensure that these Americans, who must operate in the shadows, receive well-deserved recognition for their public service.”
“We live in a dangerous world, and America’s intelligence professionals are our first line of defense,” said Senator King. “These men and women are patriots who don’t serve any party or any individual – they serve the people of the United States of America. Their hard work and commitment to protecting our citizens deserves nothing less than our utmost gratitude.”
The full text of the resolution is available HERE: