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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…

Himes Statement on Federal Indictment of Former President Donald Trump

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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 the federal indictment of former President Donald Trump: “Having been a Member of the House Intelligence Committee for more than ten years, it is my experience that classified information is generally classified for a good…

House Intelligence Committee Holds Open Panel With Bipartisan Group of Former Committee Members

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Washington, DC — Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held an open panel with a bipartisan group of former HPSCI members. Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) asked the witnesses to share their unique perspectives on the committee’s Intelligence priorities, and the critical need for a strong bipartisan approach to national security.  The panelists…

Himes, Turner Statement on Apparent Leak of Classified Documents

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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: “We are deeply concerned by the reports of purportedly classified documents appearing on public websites. The Department of Defense has confirmed that they are investigating and have referred the matter to the…

Himes Statement on International Recognition of Spyware Threat by U.S. and Global Partners

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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 the United States and ten international partners’ joint statement on efforts to counter the proliferation and misuse of commercial spyware. These partners are Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, New Zealand,…

Himes Statement on Executive Order Limiting U.S. Government Use of Spyware

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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 Executive Order prohibiting U.S. Government use of commercial spyware that poses risks to national security or has been misused by a foreign government or foreign persons to enable human rights abuses. “For…

House Intelligence Committee Announces Bipartisan FISA 702 Working Group

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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…

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. Click to watch Ranking Member Himes’ Opening Statement -Remarks as Delivered- “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you to each of our witnesses for appearing today. We are grateful for…

Himes and Turner Respond to “Havana Syndrome” Report by Intelligence Community

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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…

Himes Statement on President Biden’s Remarks Regarding Aerial Phenomena

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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…