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  • Chairman Rogers Statement on the Announced Afghanistan Withdrawal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2014 | Preview rr

    Chairman Rogers Statement on the Announced Afghanistan Withdrawal It is appropriate that the President decided to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year. That being said, I question whether the policy reflected by these numbers and timelines truly confronts the threat we face. Even now, an al Qaeda safe haven is emerging in northeastern Afghanistan; and I question whether the enemy will take further advantage of the announced timeline to renew its efforts to launch new operation... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to End Bulk Collection of Telephone Metadata
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2014 | Preview rr

    House Passes Bill to End Bulk Collection of Telephone Metadata USA Freedom Act Overwhelmingly Passes House by Bipartisan Vote of 303 -121 The House of Representatives today passed the USA Freedom Act, H.R. 3361, by a decisive vote of 303 to 121. This legislation ends the government’s bulk collection of metadata under FISA, while still preserving important intelligence tools needed to keep our country safe. Under this bill, the government’s metadata program is narrowed to allow the government to... Read more

  • House Intelligence Committee Passes FY14 and FY 15 Intelligence Authorization Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2014 | Preview rr

    House Intelligence Committee Passes FY14 and FY 15 Intelligence Authorization Bills Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed legislation authorizing U.S. intelligence activities for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015. The bill included and built upon provisions from the FY14 bill, which the Committee previously approved by voice vote in November 2013. The bill and classified annex also contain provisions authorizing U.S. intelligence activities for FY 2015. This legislation pr... Read more

  • Chairman Mike Rogers Floor Statement on the USA Freedom Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2014 | Preview rr

    Chairman Mike Rogers Floor Statement on the USA Freedom Act House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers today delivered the following statement on the Floor of the House of Representatives as the House considered the USA Freedom Act. “I would like to begin by recognizing Chairman Goodlatte, Mr. Sensenbrenner, the other Judiciary Committee sponsors, and Leader Cantor for all of their hard work coming to a compromise with the Intelligence Committee that enacts meaningful change to FISA whil... Read more

  • Chairman Rogers Launches 2014 Securing Our Future Summer Speaking Series
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2014 | Preview rr

    Chairman Rogers Launches 2014 Securing Our Future Summer Speaking Series Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Chairman Mike Rogers announced a summer speaking series addressing current and future threats facing the United States and the policies needed to confront those threats. Chairman Rogers also will challenge the growing strand of isolationism in America and highlight the pitfalls of such a policy to U.S. national and economic security. In concert with the series... Read more

  • House Intelligence Committee Advances Bill to End Bulk Collection of Metadata
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2014 | Preview rr

    House Intelligence Committee Advances Bill to End Bulk Collection of Metadata Committee Approves Bill Unanimously by Voice Vote This morning the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence advanced H.R. 3361, the USA Freedom Act. Similar to the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act introduced by Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger in March, the amended USA Freedom Act ends the bulk collection of telephone metadata while preserving an important counterterrorism tool. Cha... Read more

  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to Markup Bill to End Bulk Metadata Collection
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2014 | Preview rr

    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to Markup Bill to End Bulk Metadata Collection On Thursday morning, the House Intelligence Committee will mark up bipartisan legislation that ends bulk collection of telephone metadata by the government. The bipartisan FISA Transparency and Modernization Act of 2014, H.R. 4291, introduced by Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, is cosponsored by eleven members of the House Intelligence Committee, Republicans and Democ... Read more

  • Rogers, Ruppersberger Applaud Senate Intelligence Committee Progress on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2014 | Preview rr

    Rogers, Ruppersberger Applaud Senate Intelligence Committee Progress on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement on the forward movement in the U.S. Senate on cybersecurity information sharing legislation: “We applaud the work the Senate Intelligence Committee has done to move this vital legislation forward. We urge their Senate colleagues to work with them to get thi... Read more

  • HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers Urges President Obama to Reject President Putin’s Attempt to Get a Clearer Look into US and NATO Countries
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2014 | Preview rr

    April 11, 2014 HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers Urges President Obama to Reject President Putin’s Attempt to Get a Clearer Look into US and NATO Countries House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Chairman Mike Rogers today urged President Obama to reject a request by President Putin to upgrade Russia’s technical capability for observational flights of US and NATO counties by airplane. The United States, NATO, and Russia in 1992 signed the Open Skies Treaty. The Treaty allows the parti... Read more

  • Statement by Susan Phalen, Communications Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2014 | Preview rr

    April 9, 2014 Statement by Susan Phalen, Communications Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence “The accusation that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers has a conflict of interest in the Benghazi investigation is patently false. The Committee does not oversee the security of State Department facilities, such as the Temporary Mission Facility in Benghazi. That is the responsibility of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which Rep. Mike Rogers does not sit. “A... Read more