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House Intelligence Committee Releases COVID-19 Report, Makes Recommendations for Future Pandemic Preparedness

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Today, the House Intelligence Committee released a declassified report examining the Intelligence Community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic following a two-year investigation. The report examines the IC's posture to support global health security policymakers, the IC's performance in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps the IC must take to strengthen any future pandemic res...

Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Turner Commend Final Passage of 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act

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Today, as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, the House approved the Fiscal Year 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act, which authorizes funds to counter hard targets, protect the U.S. from counterintelligence threats, enhance the Intelligence Community’s recruitment and retention processes and adoption of emerging technologies, and strengthen congressional oversight. Th...

Chairman Schiff on DOJ Charges Against Chinese Intelligence Officials

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“Today’s charges from the Department of Justice are further evidence of what we’ve long known and suspected: The government of China wields state power, including its intelligence services, to support state-backed businesses, undermine the American justice system, and interfere with the rights of individuals living in the U.S. “These latest egregious actions by the People’s Republic of China under...

Chairs Schiff and Maloney Request National Security Damage Assessment of Highly Classified Information Recovered at Mar-a-Lago

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Today, Rep. Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines requesting an immediate review and damage assessment following reports that former President Trump removed and retained highly classified information at his person...

Chairman Schiff on Reports of Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

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“Attorney General Garland disclosed yesterday the Department of Justice made a motion to unseal parts of the search warrant that authorized the FBI to retrieve material from the former president’s residence, reportedly including classified information. “If reports are accurate and contained among these documents are some of the most highly classified information our government holds — information ...

Chairman Schiff on Death of al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

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“I commend President Biden, our Intelligence Community, military, and all those who contributed to bringing Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, to justice. Ever since I was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee more than a decade ago, I made it a priority to focus on bringing the top leaders of al-Qaeda to justice, requesting frequent briefings on their location, even when the trail...

Chairman Schiff on the Indictment of Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov

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“The indictment of a Russian national, working on behalf of the Russian government and Russian intelligence agencies, for engaging in a multi-year foreign malign influence effort demonstrates the continued threat posed by Russia, and the need to remain vigilant. As the indictment makes clear, Russia’s efforts to sow social discord, spread propaganda, and interfere in our elections are not a relic ...

Chairman Schiff Delivers Opening Statement at House Intelligence Committee Open Hearing on Commercial Cyber Surveillance

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Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered an opening statement at an open hearing on commercial cyber surveillance: As prepared for delivery: Good morning and welcome. The Committee will come to order. Without objection, the chair may declare a recess at any time. This session will be conducted entirely on an unclassified...

Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Turner Laud Passage of 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act

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Today, the House Intelligence Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act, authorizing funding for initiatives that will improve the IC’s ability to collect data on hard targets, modernize the Intelligence Community’s use of emerging technology, recruit and retain top talent to the IC, and strengthen congressional oversight. The measure was passed through a bipartisan vo...

Oversight, Armed Services, and Intelligence Committee Chairs on Report Finding Retaliation Against Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Vindman

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Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Congressman Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security, is...

House Intelligence Committee Members Demand Facebook Address Pro-Russian Disinformation on Slovak Facebook

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This week, Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence delivered a letter to Meta Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, demanding Facebook address the dangerous spread of pro-Russian disinformation on the company’s platforms in Slovakia – which has grown more acute in recent weeks as pro-Russian actors have been weaponizing disinformation about the war in Ukraine. “The Committee is...

Chairman Carson Delivers Opening Statement at Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee Hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

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Today, Congressman André Carson (D-Ind.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee, delivered an opening statement at an open hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. Read his remarks below. As prepared for delivery: The Subcommittee will come to order. Without objection, the Chair may declare a recess at any time. Before we g...

Chairman Schiff Delivers Opening Statement at Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee Hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

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Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered an opening statement at a Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. Read his remarks below. As prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Carson, for holding this open hearing on unidentified aerial pheno...

House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee to Hold Open Hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

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TOMORROW, May 17, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET, the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman André Carson (D-Ind.), will hold an open hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. Following the open portion of the hearing, the subcommittee will hold a closed, classified briefing. WHO: Honorable Ronald S. Moultrie, Under Secretary ...

Chairman Schiff on New Sanctions Against Russia

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“Today, as Russia continues its unprovoked war against Ukraine, the Biden administration has imposed devastating sanctions against the aggressor. Among other measures, this action is comprised of full blocking sanctions against Russia’s largest state and private banks, Putin’s family members—a move that strikes at the core of his interests—and additional Russian political elites aiding and abettin...