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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...

House Intelligence Committee Members Urge IC to Support Humanitarian Efforts, Declassify and Catalogue Potential War Crimes

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Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Ranking Member Mike Turner (R-Ohio), and a bipartisan group of members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, have delivered a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, urging the Intelligence Community to prioritize its unique resources and capabilities to defend human rights in Ukraine. Russia has stepped up the brutality of its ...

Chairman Schiff on Sanctions Against Putin

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“I applaud the Biden administration for joining our allies in imposing financial sanctions directly on Vladimir Putin and his inner circle. Though the United States has appropriately imposed broad and devastating sanctions that will impact all parts of Russia’s economy, the truth is the devastating invasion of Ukraine is the work of one man – Vladimir Putin – and he must not escape the consequence...

Chairman Schiff on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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“Over the past few months, as Russia has built a large military force on the border of Ukraine, we have sought to prevent and deter an invasion. It is clear that despite our unified efforts with our allies and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has chosen war. A massive Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun. “As President Zelensky said this evening, the people of Ukraine want peace and the right to determine...

Chairman Schiff on Sanctions Against Russia for Invading Ukraine

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“Vladimir Putin’s latest invasion of Ukraine is another intolerable assault by Russia on the sovereignty of its neighbor and international law. He is terrified by the prospect of another democracy on Russia’s border and the alternative the Russian people see to his despotic rule. “The Biden administration has acted quickly, in close coordination with our allies, to deliver significant consequences...

Chairman Schiff on Russian Aggression Toward Ukraine

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“For months, the Biden administration has been warning of a massive buildup of Russian forces along the border of Ukraine, and that a further Russian invasion of Ukraine would be devastating - causing untold human suffering among civilians. In addition, the administration has declassified information to reveal Putin’s planned deceptions, blunt his propaganda and disinformation, and seize the initi...

Chairman Schiff on Counterterrorism Mission in Syria

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“The military operation which resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi marks another important success by our military and intelligence personnel, one that will help keep us safe. I am deeply grateful to the U.S. Special Operations forces under the control of U.S. Central Command who carried out a successful counterterrorism mission in Syria and I am hearten...

Chairman Schiff on Intelligence Community Report on Anomalous Health Incidents

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"I appreciate the work of the IC Experts Panel appointed by the DNI and the Deputy Director of CIA to provide scientific and medical perspectives on the potential causes of the health incidents that have afflicted U.S. personnel. The Intelligence Committee has been focused for years on these issues, first and foremost to ensure any member of the IC workforce who is suffering receives the best poss...

Chairman Schiff, Congressman Carson on Bomb Threats Against HBCUs

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“We are deeply disturbed by the bomb threats today against at least six Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which follow a series of similar threats made earlier this month. This afternoon, the Intelligence Committee requested information from the FBI on these threats. We expect to be briefed at an appropriate time. “There is no denying the surge of racially-motivated violent extremism a...

Chairman Schiff on British Intelligence Report on Russia

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“Reports by British Intelligence services that Russia has engaged in planning to install a new puppet government in Ukraine should focus the global community around the imminent and real threat of a massive Russian invasion. The people of Ukraine have the indisputable right to elect their own leaders, and the United States will vigorously oppose any attempt to topple and supplant the democratic go...