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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...

Chairman Schiff Statement on Defensive Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

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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: “Protecting our service members must always be our top priority, and the military strikes conducted yesterday along the border of Iraq and Syria were intended to deter and prevent additional attacks by Iran-backed militias. “Based on what I ...

Chairman Schiff Statement on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Report

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on the release of the unclassified unidentified aerial phenomena report from the Director of National Intelligence, which includes contributions from elements of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense: “Through the Intelligence Authorization Act...

Chairman Schiff Statement on Vote to Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

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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 on his vote to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002: “For decades, presidents of both parties have relied on outdated and overbroad war authorizations to justify military action around the world....

Schiff Statement on Geneva Summit with Presidents Biden and Putin

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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 on the summit between Presidents Biden and Putin: “The summit between Presidents Biden and Putin marked a new turn in America’s relationship with Russia – one defined by a strong and forceful rejection of Putin’s authoritarianism, adherence ...