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House Intelligence Committee Advances FY25 Intelligence Authorization Act

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House Intelligence Committee Advances FY25 Intelligence Authorization Act Washington, D.C., June 12, 2024 The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2025, which authorizes funding for the United States Intelligence Community (IC). The measure was passed unanimously by voice. “As America’s adversaries become more emboldened,...

Ranking Member Himes Statement on Passage of the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act

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Washington, DC — House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (H.R. 7888). “Today, the House took a major step forward for our country. The FISA reauthorization passed today is a strong, bipartisan bill to reform and reauthorize our most important forei...

Turner and Himes Receive Publius Award for Bipartisanship from Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) received the Publius Award for leadership and bipartisanship in government from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC). “We are entering a period where the threats are extraordinary domestically and internationally,” said Chairman Mike Turner...

Ranking Member Himes Delivers Opening Statement at Committee Hearing on Worldwide Threats

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Washington, DC — House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) today delivered the following opening statement at the Committee’s annual hearing on worldwide threats: -Remarks as Delivered- Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and welcome to our distinguished panel – and in particular to General Haugh and General Kruse, who are joining today for the first time as the new di...

Himes Statement on Death of Alexei Navalny

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement regarding the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny: “Alexei Navalny was imprisoned and died in captivity because he refused to give up on a vision of a free and democratic Russia. He could have lived in exile but chose to return to Russ...

Himes Statement on National Security Threat

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement: “The Intelligence Community reports on threats every day – that’s their job. The classified intelligence product that the House Intelligence Committee called to the attention of Members last night is a significant one, but it is not a cause for pan...

Himes Statement on MAGA Republican Stonewalling of National Security Priorities

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement regarding the passage of a significant national security package through the Senate. The legislation passed with a bipartisan vote of 70-29. “After months of delay, a large bipartisan majority in the Senate has finally passed a critical national sec...

Himes Statement on Special Counsel Hur Report

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement on the report released by Special Counsel Hur: “The proper handling of classified information is of critical concern to the Intelligence Committee because failure to do so can threaten national security and sources and methods. Classified informatio...

Himes to Vote No on Israel-Only Supplemental

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement on his decision to vote in opposition to Speaker Johnson’s Israel-only supplemental: “For months, Speaker Johnson has demanded a combined national security and border reform package, delaying support for Ukraine, Israel, and our Indo-Pacific allies,...

Turner and Himes: With Increased Terror Threat, We Need This Year’s Intelligence Authorization Act Now More Than Ever

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (IAA), which was attached to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The IAA authorizes funding for the United...

Meeks, Smith, Himes Issue Joint Statement Opposing the Partisan Republican Israeli Supplemental

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Washington, DC– Representatives Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; and Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following joint statement opposing the partisan Republican proposal to provide Israel a security supplemental in exchange for resc...

House Intel Releases ODNI Report on Food Security Impact of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) regarding the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on global food security. The report was mandated by a provision in the Fiscal Year 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was led by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08). “For ov...

Himes Statement on ODNI Report Regarding Chinese Support to Russia

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Washington, DC — Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released an unclassified assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on the support provided by the People’s Republic of China to Russia in their war against Ukraine. The report was mandated by the FY2023 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was authored by the House Intelligence Committee, a...

House Intel Committee Approves FY24 Intelligence Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (IAA) by a bipartisan voice vote. This legislation authorizes funding for the United States Intelligence Community (IC) and strengthens congressional oversight of the IC’s methods of collecting and analyzing information. “China, Russia, and Iran continue to p...

Himes Delivers Opening Statement at HPSCI Closed-Door Hearing with Special Counsel John Durham

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Washington, DC — Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a closed-door hearing with Special Counsel John Durham. Ranking Member Himes’ opening statement is below, as prepared for delivery. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Durham, thank you for appearing before the committee today and for your long and distinguished career in public service. I approach today’s hearing with some...