Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Devin Nunes

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Nunes Comments on Closure of U.S. Embassy in Sanaa


For Immediate Release                      Contact:  Jack Langer February 11, 2015                   

Nunes Comments on Closure of U.S. Embassy in Sanaa

Washington, D.C. – Chairman Nunes today released the following statement in response to the suspension of operations at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized control of the city and forced the Yemeni government to resign:   

“This is yet another indication of Iran’s aggressive efforts – often using armed proxy forces – to spread its malevolent influence throughout the Middle East. The Iranians continue to act as the primary supporter of Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations, even as the Obama administration offers the Iranian regime ever more concessions in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

“The coup in Yemen and the deteriorating security situation in Sanaa are particularly concerning because they will hinder the United States’ campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which publicly claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist massacre in Paris. Having inspired Nidal Hassan’s killing spree at Fort Hood and orchestrated multiple attempts to bomb U.S. airliners, AQAP is a direct threat to the U.S. homeland that we must continue to hunt down with unrelenting persistence.”   


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HPSCI Members Comment on Arrest of ISIL Supporters


For Immediate Release                         Contact:  Jack Langer (Nunes) February 6, 2015                                                                                         Patrick Boland (Schiff)                                                                                                                      Micheal Mahaffey (Rooney)                                                                                                                      Katie Lewallen (Quigley)                                                      

HPSCI Members Comment on Arrest of ISIL Supporters

Washington, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, Ranking Member Adam Schiff, Emerging Threats Subcommittee Chairman Tom Rooney, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Quigley issued the following statements in response to the FBI’s arrest of six U.S.-based individuals for attempting to provide material support to the ISIL terrorist organization:

Chairman Nunes: “I commend the FBI for its excellent work tracking down and arresting these individuals. ISIL presents a growing threat not only in Syria and Iraq, but throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and now in the United States as well. Terrorists and their enablers will continue to receive the unwavering attention of law enforcement and the Intelligence Community.”

Ranking Member Schiff: “The arrests of these suspects are a testament to both the professionalism of the FBI and its law enforcement and intelligence partners, and a reminder that the struggle against ISIL is a global one. Even here, ISIL’s barbarism and worship of death has found its adherents, some of whom have actually gone to the region to join this cult of death, while others – as in this case – have seemingly sought to send them material support. America cannot relax its vigilance, and Chairman Nunes and I will be looking for ways that we can enhance our ability to find and stop Americans who seek to aid these killers.”

Chairman Rooney: “Clearly now the Islamic State poses a threat not just in the Middle East but even on our own soil. We must remain steadfast in our mission to track, destroy and defeat these terrorist threats. I appreciate the work of the FBI to bring these suspects to justice.”

Ranking Member Quigley: “These arrests demonstrate the real and growing threat that ISIL poses, not only to America’s security abroad, but here at home. ISIL has made no secret of its plan to attack the United States and our allies and is using online propaganda to target and recruit Americans and encourage the rise of homegrown terrorists. Given the unique and complex security challenges facing our nation, the work of our intelligence and law enforcement communities is more important now than ever. I applaud the hard work and determination of the FBI and our broader Intelligence Community in identifying and averting the threats we face and will work together with Chairman Rooney to support them in their efforts and ensure they have the resources needed to keep our nation safe.”


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Chairman Nunes discusses terrorism on the Kelly File


Nunes, Westmoreland Comment on Anthem Hack


For Immediate Release                         Contact  Jack Langer (Nunes) February 5, 2015                                                                                        Leigh Claffey (Westmoreland)                                                     

Nunes, Westmoreland Comment on Anthem Hack

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Chairman of the Intelligence Committee’s NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee, released the following statements today in reaction to the cyberattack on Anthem health insurer:

Chairman Nunes: “Alongside the recent cyberattack on Sony, the hacking of Anthem shows the urgent need to improve our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure. We’ve seen time and again that businesses and other private entities are vulnerable to cyberattacks by criminals, terrorists, and foreign governments. This situation is untenable – that’s why a top priority of the House Intelligence Committee is to develop a strong cyber bill that encourages private companies to share information about attacks on their systems.” 

Chairman Westmoreland: “The Anthem hack shows the immediate need for enhanced cybersecurity measures, for both national security purposes and to protect our citizens. The hackers have exposed the weaknesses in our current system, and have jeopardized sensitive and personal data. As Chairman of the relevant Subcommittee on the House Intelligence Committee, I find this breach is unacceptable and will work hard to review and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity laws to improve our defenses against cyber attacks.”

The House Intelligence Committee passed information sharing bills in both of the previous Congresses, though neither bill was approved in the Senate. For more information, see here.



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Nunes Comments on GITMO Prisoner’s Reported Return to Terror


For Immediate Release                  Contact:  Jack LangerJanuary 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


For Immediate Release                              Contact  Jack Langer (Nunes)  January 28, 2015                                                                                                   Patrick Boland (Schiff)                                                           

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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Michael Conaway


Joe Heck


Peter King


Frank LoBiondo


Jeff Miller


Devin Nunes


Mike Pompeo


Tom Rooney


Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Chris Stewart


Michael Turner


Brad Wenstrup


Lynn Westmoreland