Statement by HPSCI Spokesperson Susan Phalen

Sep 19, 2013
Statement by HPSCI Spokesperson Susan Phalen

For Immediate Release                                Contact:  Susan Phalen
September 19, 2013                                                   Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov

Statement by HPSCI Spokesperson Susan Phalen

“The House Intelligence Committee makes it a top priority to inform Members about the intelligence issues on which Members must vote. This process is always conducted consistent with the Committee’s legal obligation to carefully protect the sensitive intelligence sources and methods that our intelligence agencies use to keep the American people safe.  Prior to voting on the PATRIOT Act reauthorization and the FISA Amendments Act reauthorization, Chairman Rogers hosted classified briefings to which all Members were invited to have their questions about these authorities answered. 

“It is unfortunate that some of the Members now attacking the Committee chose not to avail themselves of the opportunity back when these programs were not discussed so prominently in the news media.”

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