WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today unveiled members of its bipartisan working group focused on overseeing the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 is a key provision of FISA that allows the government to conduct targeted surveillance of non-U.S. persons located abroad to acquire… Read more »
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.
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“Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you to each of our witnesses for appearing today. We are grateful for… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) today issued the following joint statement in response to the Intelligence Community’s assessment on anomalous health incidents (AHIs) at U.S. embassies and missions across the world. These AHIs are commonly known as “Havana Syndrome” due to the… Read more »
Washington, DC — Today, the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Jim Himes (CT-04), issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s remarks on the increase in unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) in American airspace.
“In the wake of the violation of American sovereignty by China’s High Altitude Balloon, I agree with President Biden that… Read more »
Washington, DC — Today, the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Jim Himes (CT-04), announced subcommittee assignments for the 118th Congress.
“Congratulations to my democratic colleagues on their subcommittee assignments,” said Ranking Member Himes. “With an expansive array of backgrounds and experience, the members of this committee are thoughtful,… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
“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… Read more »
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… Read more »
“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 —… Read more »