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Chairman Schiff on Reported Russian Mobilization Near the Ukrainian Border

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“I am deeply concerned by public reports indicating Russia’s military is mobilizing to the Ukrainian border. When considered against the backdrop of the Kremlin’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric — and its dangerous and irresponsible actions on land, at sea, and in the air, and space — the potential for a new, perhaps more violent, offensive against Ukraine cannot be discounted. Putin has made it c...

Chairman Schiff on Charges Against Iranian Cyber Criminals

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"Protecting our elections from malign foreign interference is of paramount importance, and these actions against Iranian cyber criminals underscore this administration’s commitment to using all tools at its disposal to punish those responsible. "The Iran-backed effort to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election highlights the urgent need to track and expose sophisticated cyber-enabled oper...

Schiff, Himes on United States Joining the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

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"Threats from cyber crime and malicious online actors are a global problem, which will require a global solution and international cooperation to protect individuals, nation states, and businesses from potentially crippling cyber attacks against infrastructure, energy grids, and our economies. It is welcome news that the United States will join the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, ...

Chairman Schiff on Indictments of Alleged Ransomware Criminals

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“The arrest and indictments of those accused of perpetrating ransomware attacks against American companies and laundering the proceeds demonstrates the determination of the United States to hold such criminals accountable. Brazen cyber attacks on our hospitals, schools, companies, critical infrastructure, and more will not go unpunished. The actions announced today make clear that the reach of U.S...

Chairman Schiff on Decision to Blacklist Foreign Companies for Malicious Cyber Activities

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“The administration’s decision to sanction four foreign cyber companies, including the NSO Group, is an important step towards improving cybersecurity and protecting human rights. As is apparent in public reporting, these companies have enabled repressive regimes to target dissidents, journalists, human rights activists, and government officials, including Americans, with sophisticated attacks. “T...

Chairman Schiff on Department of Defense Report on Afghanistan Airstrike

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“The operating environment in Kabul at the time of the August 29 strike was one of tremendous danger and risk, and I am mindful of that fact. However, I remain unconvinced that the Department of Defense summary of the classified investigation into the circumstances of the strike, which killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, provides for real accountability. From what the Intelligenc...

Chairman Schiff on National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change

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“Climate change is an existential threat that will have a devastating impact on the health, economic stability, and security of our nation. The comprehensive National Intelligence Estimate released by the Intelligence Community documents the threat of increased geopolitical tensions, water scarcity, mass migration due to increasingly inhospitable environments, and extreme weather that will precipi...

Chairman Schiff on President Biden Signing the HAVANA Act Into Law

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“Every day, Americans in our diplomatic corps, intelligence community, and armed services represent our nation’s interests abroad, making personal sacrifices in service of our nation. We are indebted to them, and we have an obligation to do everything we can to keep them safe and to protect their families. I was proud to sponsor the bipartisan HAVANA Act, and I am pleased that President Biden has ...

Chairman Schiff Applauds Passage of 2022 Intelligence Authorization Act

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Today, the House Intelligence Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2022 Intelligence Authorization Act through a bipartisan voice vote, authorizing funding for comprehensive congressional oversight of the Intelligence Community. The measure ensures the protection of civil liberties, provides care for our personnel, and authorizes the resources intelligence professionals need to safeguard national se...

Chairman Schiff Statement on August 29 Kabul Strike

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“We must take every precaution when it comes to protecting civilian lives, and hold ourselves accountable when we fail. While there is no overstating the chaotic and dangerous situation in Kabul following the fall of the Afghan government and the attack on our forces by ISIS-K, it is clear that the August 29 strike was a mistake with horrific consequences. “In acknowledging that error, the Departm...

Chairman Schiff Statement on President Biden’s Decision to Withhold Military Aid from Egypt

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“For far too long, we have failed to hold regimes who commit grievous human rights abuses accountable. Withholding a significant portion of military aid from Egypt due to the country’s continued mistreatment of its own citizens is an appropriate step, and we must follow through when it comes to protecting fundamental freedoms and democracy. The United States has a moral obligation to demand justic...

Chairman Schiff Statement on Declassification Review of 9/11 Documents

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“I support President Biden’s decision to order a new declassification review of documents related to the 9/11 attacks. As we near the 20th anniversary of that terrible day, the families of those who were killed, and all Americans, have a right to know the full story, and the passage of time has mitigated concerns over sources and methods. The House Intelligence Committee will closely oversee this ...

Chairman Schiff Statement on COVID-19 Origins Report

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“I appreciate the comprehensive analysis the Intelligence Community has undertaken on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic at the direction of President Biden. Determining the source of the pandemic, including whether it originated from animal to human transmission or a lab accident, is critically important. As the unclassified report indicates, the Intelligence Community has not been able to reac...

Chairman Schiff Statement on Attacks in Afghanistan

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“I am devastated to learn that American servicemembers and Afghan civilians were killed and wounded in attacks in and around the Hamid Karzai International Airport. My heart and thoughts are with their families and friends. “As has been evident in the intelligence briefings and public warnings about the threats to the safety and security of Americans and Afghans at the airport, the danger of this ...

Chairman Schiff Statement on White House Action to Combat Cyber Threats

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement: “The newly announced White House action to combat cyber-attacks against our critical infrastructure is essential to addressing the rising threat to systems our country counts on every day – from water supplies and the electrical grid, to tr...