Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Devin Nunes

Chairman Nunes Comments on Reported Deaths of al Qaeda Hostages

2015/04/23

For Immediate Release - April 23, 2015

Jack Langer (Chairman Nunes)Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Chairman Nunes Comments on Reported Deaths of al Qaeda Hostages

Washington, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes today issued the following statement in response to reports that two hostages were accidentally killed during a counter-terrorism operation against al Qaeda:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Weinstein and Lo Porto families during this difficult time. The United States is engaged in a worldwide battle against al Qaeda and other ruthless Islamist terrorists who continually seek to attack Americans at home and abroad. This battle is guided by our Intelligence Community, which has the difficult task of gathering reliable information about terrorists who inhabit dangerous parts of the world. Although our intelligence is outstanding, it is not perfect. Nevertheless, seeing as radical Islam continues to spread and jihadists have not given up the fight, our efforts to defeat them must continue.”

 

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House Approves Intelligence Committee’s Cyber Information-Sharing Legislation

2015/04/22

For Immediate Release - April 22, 2015

Jack Langer (Chairman Nunes)                  Patrick Boland (Ranking Member Schiff)Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov                     Boland@mail.house.gov

Leigh Claffey (Chairman Westmoreland)     Kevin Garrahan (Ranking Member Himes)Leigh.Claffey@mail.house.gov                     kevin.garrahan@mail.house.gov

House Approves Intelligence Committee’s Cyber Information-Sharing Legislation Bipartisan majority passes Protecting Cyber Networks Act

Washington, D.C. – In a strong, bipartisan 307-116 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560). House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, Ranking Member Adam Schiff, NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Westmoreland, and Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Himes issued the following statements on the bill’s passage:

Chairman Nunes: “As shown by the recent series of debilitating cyberattacks on U.S. companies, America’s digital networks must urgently be secured. Americans need to know they can use their credit cards or buy health insurance without fearing that their personal information will be stolen by cyber-thieves or exploited by hostile foreign powers. This bipartisan bill takes strong action to defend our networks against these threats, and I commend the House for approving these vital measures.”     

Ranking Member Schiff: “Congress today took an important step forward in the fight against devastating cyber attacks on American businesses by passing a bipartisan cyber information sharing bill with strong privacy protections. Businesses across the country are being cyber-attacked billions of times a day, and it is costing American workers and companies billions of dollars in stolen research and development, intellectual property and life savings. These threats also jeopardize critical infrastructure -- both public and private.  Our bill will ensure that we have the tools to address these attacks by enabling voluntary information sharing of cyber threats between and among the private and public sectors.  It’s my hope that this bill will be taken up quickly by the Senate, and that we can continue to make important improvements to the bill as it makes its way to the President’s desk.”

Chairman Westmoreland: “Empowering American businesses with the ability to work together and fight back against hackers and cyberterrorists is invaluable to our nation’s daily battle against terrorism. The Protecting Cyber Networks Act is critical to safeguarding our personal information from terrorists and thieves while also protecting our homeland from devastating cyberattacks. Cyberterrorism is the new battlefield, and adapting to this warfare is crucial to eliminating these threats. With the government and private sector working together, we can ensure that America remains on the offense against future cyberattacks.”

Ranking Member Himes: “The repeated cyber-attacks against companies like Anthem, Target and Home Depot, and the national security threat posed by criminals and hostile nation-states, have made it clear that Congress must act to improve our cybersecurity. Today’s strong bipartisan vote to approve this legislation is an important step in better protecting Americans’ personal information and our networks. In my work on the Intelligence Committee, I have worked hard to ensure that this legislation strikes the right balance between protecting our nation’s security and the privacy and civil liberties of our citizens. This bill requires multiple scrubs of private personal information, a real sign of progress on this front. I will continue to advocate for strong privacy safeguards to be included in comprehensive cybersecurity legislation this year.”

For more information on the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, click here.  

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Nunes, Schiff op-ed on cyber bill

2015/03/31


HPSCI Passes Cyber Bill Out of Committee

2015/03/26

For Immediate Release - March 26, 2015

Jack Langer (Chairman Nunes)Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Patrick Boland (Ranking Member Schiff)Boland@mail.house.gov

HPSCI Passes Cyber Bill Out of Committee Protecting Cyber Networks Act adopted on voice vote

Washington, D.C. – By a voice vote, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today favorably reported the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) to the full House of Representatives. A manager’s amendment making technical changes to the bill language was adopted on a voice vote following discussions between committee members, committee staff, privacy groups, industry representatives, other stakeholders, Administration officials, and other committees of jurisdiction. Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Ranking Member Adam Schiff issued the following statements on the vote: 

Chairman Nunes: “This bill will help defend U.S. networks against a wide array of cybercriminals who are becoming more active and more threatening every day. It’s a bipartisan approach with strong privacy protections that will have a deep impact on this growing problem. In light of the urgency of the situation, I encourage House members to support this bill.”      

Ranking Member Schiff: “Today’s markup of our bipartisan bill has made a good bill even better.  The bill that passed unanimously out of Committee helps pave the way for the expeditious passage of cyber information sharing legislation that can help turn the tide against hackers, cyber criminals and malicious state actors, while safeguarding privacy and civil liberties at every step of the way.  Every minute we delay, intellectual property that took American companies years to develop is stolen in a flash, and Americans’ most private and confidential information is hacked and stolen, and compromised. Chairman Nunes, our colleagues on the Committee, and I have worked with the full range of stakeholders – from the privacy community, industry, the Administration, other House Committees and the Senate – to produce a bill that can secure the American people and protect their privacy, and we are optimistic about its prospects for passage.”

For more information on the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, click here.  

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HPSCI Members Comment on Introduction of Cyber Bill

2015/03/24

For Immediate Release - March 24, 2015

Jack Langer (Chairman Nunes)                Leigh ClaffeyJack.Langer@mail.house.gov                   Leigh.Claffey@mail.house.gov

Patrick Boland (Ranking Member Schiff)    Greg VadalaBoland@mail.house.gov                    Greg.Vadala@mail.house.gov

HPSCI Members Comment on Introduction of Cyber Bill Intelligence Committee bill encouranges information sharing on cyber threats

Washington, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, Ranking Member Adam Schiff, NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Westmoreland, and Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Himes issued the following statements on the introduction today of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act:

Chairman Nunes: “Gangs of cyber criminals, sometimes supported by hostile governments, are increasing their attacks on U.S. networks and American businesses. These assaults are costing our economy billions of dollars and are compromising American citizens’ personal and financial information. The Intelligence Committee is acting to mitigate this growing problem by advancing a bill that will encourage businesses and the federal government to share information on known cyber threats. These attacks are a genuine national security threat that cannot be tolerated any longer.”     

Ranking Member Schiff: “Cyber attacks and theft have cost this country billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, and have compromised the private information of millions of Americans. A voluntary cyber information sharing bill will help us defend against this pernicious threat, and the time to act is now. Intellectual property that took American companies years to develop is being stolen in a flash, and consumers’ information is being spread maliciously across the web for personal gain.  Our bipartisan bill will ensure that businesses and government have the information they need to help defend against this growing threat, while safeguarding the privacy of the targets of these attacks. It’s my hope that the House takes up this bipartisan bill soon after the House Intelligence Committee advances it, and that we work with the Senate, the White House and outside stakeholders to make any necessary improvements on its way to the President’s desk.”

Chairman Westmoreland: “We cannot continue to allow outdated laws to be the barriers to solutions. The Protecting Cyber Networks Act enhances our cybersecurity by allowing information sharing on imminent cyber threats between the private and public sectors, and by ensuring that personally identifiable information is not compromised during the process. When we empower American businesses and citizens to work together, we can fight back against hackers and cyberterrorists for the good of our nation and all its people.”

Ranking Member Himes: "I commend the committee for working in a bipartisan fashion to craft this much-needed legislation on cybersecurity-related information sharing. Experts from all corners agree that a balanced cyber information sharing bill is a critical next step in securing our networks, preserving our privacy and safeguarding against the kinds of cyber-attacks we’ve seen against Anthem, Target and Home Depot. This legislation marks an important step and I look forward to working with my colleagues to improve the proposal as it moves forward and to ensure that Congress passes a comprehensive cybersecurity bill this year."

For more information on the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, click here.  

 

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The Growing Cyber Threat and its Impact on American Business

2015/03/19

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House Intelligence Committee to Examine the Growing Cyber Threat and Its Impact on American Business

2015/03/17

For Immediate Release - March 16, 2015

Jack Langer (Chairman Nunes)Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Patrick Boland (Ranking Member Schiff)Boland@mail.house.gov

House Intelligence Committee to Examine the Growing Cyber Threat

and Its Impact on American Business 

HPSCI to hold open hearing

 

Washington, D.C. – Chairman Devin Nunes and Ranking Member Adam Schiff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) announced today that the Committee will hold an open hearing to publicly examine the growing cyber threat and its impact on American business.

The hearing will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, March 19, 2015, in room HVC-210 of the Capitol Building. 

Who:                    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)What:                   Hearing on the growing cyber threat and its impact on American business (Open)When:                  Thursday, March 19, 2015                             9:00 am – 12:00 pm ETWhere:                Room HVC-210, Capitol Building

 

The hearing witnesses include:

  • The Honorable Tim Pawlenty, Financial Services Roundtable
  • John Latimer, TSYS
  • Richard Bejtlich, FireEye
  • Andrew Tannenbaum, IBM

 

TV camera crews wishing to attend this hearing must be credentialed through the House Radio & TV Gallery at (202) 225-5214. Press set up will begin at 7:00 amAll media must be in place by 8:00 am.

 

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Ongoing Intelligence Activities

2015/03/17

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Ongoing Intelligence Activities

2015/03/16

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House Intelligence Committee Postpones Cyber Threat Hearing

2015/03/04

For Immediate Release

March 4, 2015

Contact

Jack Langer (Nunes) - Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov Patrick Boland (Schiff) - Boland@mail.house.gov

House Intelligence Committee Postpones Cyber Threat Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Due to the change in voting schedule for the House of Representatives this week, the House Intelligence Committee’s March 5 hearing on cyber threats has been postponed. A new notice will be issued once a new hearing date has been confirmed.   

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Phone 202-225-4121
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Membership

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Joe Heck

NEVADA's 3rd DISTRICT

Peter King

NEW YORK's 2nd DISTRICT

Frank LoBiondo

NEW JERSEY's 2nd DISTRICT

Jeff Miller

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

Devin Nunes

CALIFORNIA's 22nd DISTRICT

Mike Pompeo

KANSAS' 4th DISTRICT

Tom Rooney

FLORIDA's 17th DISTRICT

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FLORIDA's 27th DISTRICT

Chris Stewart

UTAH's 2nd DISTRICT

Michael Turner

OHIO's 10th DISTRICT

Brad Wenstrup

OHIO's 2nd DISTRICT

Lynn Westmoreland

GEORGIA's 3rd DISTRICT