Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Devin Nunes

Nunes Comments on GITMO Prisoner’s Reported Return to Terror

2015/01/29

For Immediate Release                                                                                     

Contact: Jack Langer Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

January 29, 2015                                                                                  

                                                        

Nunes Comments on GITMO Prisoner’s Reported Return to Terror

Washington, D.C. – Chairman Nunes today released the following statement in response to news reports that one of the GITMO detainees released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has tried to return to terrorism:  

“I cannot confirm or deny the report that a GITMO detainee freed in the Bergdahl swap has attempted to undertake terrorist activities. However, the overall problem of GITMO detainees returning to the battlefield constitutes a growing threat to the United States, our allies, our interests, and our citizens. If President Obama continues to release these dangerous terrorists, there will be a steep price to pay – very likely in lost American lives. As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, I will conduct the most rigorous oversight possible, in coordination with other congressional committees of jurisdiction, of the threats posed to the United States by these former GITMO detainees.”   

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HPSCI Adopts New Subcommittees

2015/01/28

For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact

January 28, 2015                                                  Jack Langer (Office of Chairman Nunes     Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov                    

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

HPSCI Adopts New Subcommittees

Washington, D.C. – At today’s organizing meeting of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the committee adopted a new subcommittee structure and named its subcommittee chairmen, ranking members, and members. Chairman Devin Nunes released the following statement:

“The Intelligence Committee has adopted a new subcommittee structure designed to enhance oversight of the relevant agencies and departments. I welcome the subcommittee chairmen – Congressmen LoBiondo, Westmoreland, Rooney, and Heck – who have all shown their dedication to this committee’s work. At a time when our nation faces growing threats ranging from terrorist bombings to cyberattacks, these chairmen will serve vital roles in helping to maintain and improve our nation’s intelligence capabilities. I look forward to working on a bipartisan basis with the subcommittee chairmen and ranking members, Ranking Member Adam Schiff, and all other committee members to ensure rigorous oversight of the Intelligence Community’s operations and to preserve important capabilities of the intelligence community designed to keep our country safe.”

Ranking Member Adam Schiff released the following statement:

“In order to improve oversight of our nation’s intelligence community, the Committee is adopting a new agency-specific subcommittee structure.  I know that the new Ranking Members of these subcommittees together with their respective Members will work closely with their Republican counterparts to continue the strong bipartisan tradition of this committee, and maximize the scrutiny we are able to give these large agencies. There’s no shortage of issues that will come before Congress this session – from addressing new threats of terrorism at home and around the world, to reforming our surveillance capabilities and oversight, as well as securing and reinforcing our nation’s cybersecurity – and I look forward to working with Chairman Nunes and our colleagues to do everything possible to preserve both our security and privacy.”

The committee will comprise the following four subcommittees:

CIA Subcommittee LoBiondo (Chairman), Conaway, King, Westmoreland, Rooney, Pompeo  

Swalwell (Ranking Member), Gutierrez, Himes, Carson

Jurisdiction: Central Intelligence Agency programs and Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Fund

Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee Heck (Chairman), Miller, Ros-Lehtinen, Turner, Wenstrup, Stewart  

Sewell (Ranking Member), Gutierrez, Swalwell, Murphy

Jurisdiction: National Reconnaissance Program (NRP), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Program (NGP), the General Defense Intelligence Program (Defense Intelligence Agency), and Department of Defense activities that are funded through the Military Intelligence Program (MIP)

Emerging Threats Subcommittee Rooney (Chairman), LoBiondo, Heck, Turner, Wenstrup, Stewart

Quigley (Ranking Member), Sewell, Carson, Speier

Jurisdiction: Office of the Director of National Intelligence, including the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Counterproliferation Center and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center; the national security components of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Intelligence Community-wide integration and information sharing programs; and the intelligence elements of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Departments of State (DOS), Homeland Security (DHS), Energy (DOE), and Treasury (DOT).

NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Westmoreland (Chairman), Miller, Conaway, King, Pompeo, Ros-Lehtinen

Himes (Ranking Member), Speier, Quigley, Murphy

Jurisdiction: National Security Agency programs, including cybersecurity policy and information sharing; and the Department of Defense Information Systems Security Program.

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Full Committee Organization Meeting

2015/01/28


Chairman Nunes Responds to State of the Union

2015/01/20

For Immediate Release                            Contact:  Jack Langer January 20, 2015                                      Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Chairman Nunes Responds to State of the Union

Chairman Nunes released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Although the House of Representatives passed a cybersecurity bill in the last Congress, our efforts died in the Senate amid a presidential veto threat. So I welcome the President's recognition tonight of the urgent need for legislation to counter the growing menace of cyberattacks. However, the world still faces acute threats from Islamist terrorists, and we need to adopt more robust countermeasures. The recent Paris terrorist attack and the massacre in Nigeria show that the international jihadist movement is not on the run – it is spreading at an alarming pace, and its members are fully committed to attacking the West whenever they can. Just today, the government of Yemen – which the President has upheld as a model of a successful counter-terrorism strategy – was nearly overthrown, while ISIS released a video threatening to behead more hostages. The time for half-measures is over; instead of releasing dangerous terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, the United States needs to hunt down, capture, and interrogate members of these terror networks wherever they are.”

 

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Chairman Nunes Welcomes Speaker Boehner’s Appointment of HPSCI Members

2015/01/14

For Immediate Release                                Contact:  Jack Langer January 14, 2015                                          Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Chairman Nunes Welcomes Speaker Boehner’s  Appointment of HPSCI Members

Chairman Nunes released the following statement after Speaker of the House John Boehner announced the appointment of Republican members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

“I welcome both the new and returning members to the Intelligence Committee. At a time when the United States faces a broad array of international threats, this committee’s work is critical to U.S. national security. I look forward to working on a bipartisan basis with all committee members to ensure that our intelligence community receives all the resources it needs and is subject to rigorous oversight.”

The list of committee members announced by Speaker Boehner is available here.

 

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Chairman Nunes Responds to President Obama’s Cybersecurity Speech

2015/01/13

For Immediate Release                                Contact:  Jack Langer January 13, 2015                                          Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Chairman Nunes Responds to President Obama’s Cybersecurity Speech

Chairman Nunes released the following statement responding to President Obama’s remarks today on cybersecurity:

“Cyberattacks are a growing danger to the United States, our economy, and our national security. This Congress needs to strengthen our defenses against these attacks by passing an effective information sharing bill. I am glad to see President Obama putting forth his ideas to address this critical issue. They will receive close consideration as the House Intelligence Committee crafts a cyber bill.”     

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Meet the Congressman Who Will Watch Our Spies

2015/01/12


Chairman Nunes Outlines HPSCI Agenda

2015/01/12

For Immediate Release                               Contact:  Jack Langer January 12, 2015                                          Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Chairman Nunes Outlines HPSCI Agenda

Two articles recently appeared discussing Chairman Nunes' views on intelligence issues and his goals for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  You can read them here and here.

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Terror attack greets intelligence panel chief in first days on the job

2015/01/09


Chairman Nunes Welcomes Rep. Schiff as New HPSCI Ranking Member

2015/01/08

For Immediate Release                                     Contact:  Jack Langer January 8, 2015                                                   Jack.Langer@mail.house.gov

Chairman Nunes Welcomes Rep. Schiff   as New HPSCI Ranking Member

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes released the following statement on the appointment of Congressman Adam Schiff as Ranking Member of the committee:

“I’d like to welcome Representative Schiff as the new Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee. His appointment is one that will benefit both the committee and United States national security. This committee has a strong record of bipartisanship, and based on my previous cooperation with Rep. Schiff on the committee and on other issues, I am confident this tradition will continue in the new Congress.”  

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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

Mike Rogers

MICHIGAN's 8th DISTRICT

Tom Rooney

FLORIDA's 17th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Lynn Westmoreland

GEORGIA's 3rd DISTRICT