Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Devin Nunes

Chairman Nunes Statement on Terror Attacks

2015/06/26

For Immediate Release - June 26, 2015

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

Chairman Nunes Statement on Terror Attacks

Washington, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today in response to the terror attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait:    

"Today’s attacks demonstrate the constant threat from terrorists worldwide and the global reach of jihadists. These attacks serve as a reminder that we must continue to take the fight to terrorist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in order to disrupt future attacks. The United States will continue to work with our foreign partners to do whatever is necessary to keep our citizens safe."

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Floor Statement Video

2015/06/18


House of Representatives Approves Intelligence Authorization Act

2015/06/16

For Immediate Release - June 16, 2015

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

House of Representatives Approves Intelligence Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 2596):  

“I thank Intelligence Committee members for their work developing this legislation, which provides the Intelligence Community with the authorization and resources it needs to protect American citizens from terror groups and from an array of other foreign threats. This bill ensures our intelligence professionals have what they need to keep us and our allies safe. I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to move this legislation forward.”

The bill passed on a bipartisan 247-178 vote. More information on the bill can be found here

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Nunes, Westmoreland Comment on OPM Cyberattack

2015/06/05

For Immediate Release- June 5, 2015                                                                                                                

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

Nunes, Westmoreland Comment on OPM Cyberattack

Washington, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Westmoreland issued the following statements today in response to the cyberattack on the Office of Personnel Management:    

Chairman Nunes: “The threat of cyberattacks on U.S. networks is growing more severe every day. The recent attack on the Office of Personnel Management is just the latest breach that has jeopardized the personal information of millions of Americans. The government must take fast, decisive measures to counter these intrusions, which emanate from hostile nation-states as well as non-state actors. The House of Representatives has sought to strengthen our cyber defenses by approving the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, and the Senate urgently needs to pass the bill.”   

Chairman Westmoreland: “The number of cyberattacks on our nation is increasing at a rapid and incredibly concerning pace. Business and industry leaders warned us of the growing threats during various hearings, and this attack shows why the Senate needs to move quickly on a cyber bill. Our nation must adopt strong defenses against cyberattacks and we need to do it immediately.”

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House Intelligence Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2016 Intelligence Authorization Bill

2015/06/04

For Immediate Release - June 4, 2015

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

House Intelligence Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2016 Intelligence Authorization Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By a unanimous voice vote, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today reported the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 2596) to the full of House of Representatives.  

This legislation provides the Intelligence Community authorization needed to protect and defend the United States. It supports critical national security programs such as those protecting Americans against terrorism and cyberattacks. The total funding authorized by the bill is consistent with the Budget Resolution and the Budget Control Act, balancing fiscal discipline and national security.

Among other things, the legislation:        

·         Sustains critical capabilities to fight terrorism and counter the proliferation of            weapons of mass destruction.

·         Funds efforts to recover from unauthorized disclosures of intelligence capabilities.

·         Sustains activities in Afghanistan and Iraq to continue the fight against ISIS, al Qaeda,            and the Taliban.

·         Invests in the resiliency of our national security space architecture.

·         Provides policy direction on sensitive intelligence operations.

·         Promotes intelligence integration and sharing through investment in Intelligence            Community-wide information technology enterprises.

·         Enhances investments in military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft.

·         Funds initiatives to thwart cyberattacks and insider threats.

·         Requires a report every 60 days on foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq.

 

“This bill will ensure that the Intelligence Community receives the resources it needs to continue protecting Americans from attack by a wide array of foreign adversaries,” said Chairman Nunes. “The legislation is a crucial component of the committee’s oversight responsibilities, and I look forward to swift consideration of the bill by the full House of Representatives.” 

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Nunes on Face the Nation

2015/06/03


Nunes Comments on Release of Usama Bin Laden Documents

2015/05/20

For Immediate Release - May 20, 2015

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

Nunes Comments on Release of Usama Bin Laden Documents

Washington, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today in response to the release by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence of a new tranche of documents seized from Usama Bin Laden’s compound:    

“In the May 1, 2011 raid that killed Usama Bin Laden, the U.S. collected a treasure trove of documents and files. It is in the interest of the American public for citizens, academics, journalists, and historians to have the opportunity to read and understand Bin Laden’s documents. In 2012, the Obama administration announced the declassification and release of 17 intelligence reports by the West Point Combating Terrorism Center. Seventeen additional reports were declassified for use in court cases. But the public deserves more. That is why I pushed to include language in the Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act directing the declassification of intelligence reports that are representative of the intelligence produced from the documents.

“Today’s release of 86 new reports by the Director of National Intelligence – bringing the total number of declassified reports to 120 – is a step in the right direction. I look forward to the conclusion of the ongoing efforts to declassify the hundreds of remaining Abbottabad reports to meet congressional requirements.”

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H.R. 1560 Chairman Floor Statement

2015/05/19


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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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