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  • Intel Committee Chairs and Ranking Members Call Meeting with President Obama on FISA “productive”
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2013 | Preview rr

    Statement by Chairmen and Ranking Members of House and Senate Intelligence CommitteesIntel Committee Chairs and Ranking Members Call Meeting with President Obama on FISA “productive” “Our meeting with President Obama today on FISA was productive. There was agreement in the room the NSA call record program (Section 215) is not a domestic surveillance program. We will continue to work through the August recess on proposals to improve transparency and strengthen privacy protections to further buil... Read more

  • HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers Announces Staff Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2013 | Preview rr

    HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers Announces Staff Changes House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers today announced changes to the Committee’s leadership staff. Darren Dick has been appointed Staff Director. Darren has served as HPSCI’s Deputy Staff Director since January 2011. Additionally, Chairman Rogers promoted Katie Wheelbarger to serve as the Deputy Staff Director. Katie joined the Committee in April of 2011 as Senior Counsel. Michael Allen, HPSCI Staff Director since Chairman Rogers as... Read more

  • Intel Committee Chairs and Ranking Members Slated to Meet with President Obama Today on FISA
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2013 | Preview rr

    Statement by Chairmen and Ranking Members of House and Senate Intelligence Committees Intel Committee Chairs and Ranking Members Slated to Meet with President Obama Today on FISA "We have conducted thorough oversight of FISA, and the business records provision in particular. We believe this provision has contributed substantially to our counterterrorism successes since its inception, and that it has been operated in a lawful, careful manner. "We understand that the American people have concerns... Read more

  • Joint Statement by HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2013 | Preview rr

    Joint Statement by HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger “Inaccurate Information on “XKEYSCORE” is irresponsibly misleading” Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement regarding the recent disclosure of the NSA program: “XKEYSCORE.” “The latest in the parade of classified leaks published today is without context and provides a completely inaccurate picture of the prog... Read more

  • Joint Statement by Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger on the Bradley Manning Verdict
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2013 | Preview rr

    Joint Statement by Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger on the Bradley Manning Verdict "Justice has been served today. PFC Manning harmed our national security, violated the public's trust, and now stands convicted of multiple serious crimes. There is still much work to be done to reduce the ability of criminals like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden to harm our national security. The House Intelligence Committee continues to work with the Intelligence Community to improve the secu... Read more

  • Statement by Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on the Senate Confirmation of James Comey to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2013 | Preview rr

    Statement by Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on the Senate Confirmation of James Comey to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation “We congratulate Jim Comey on his appointment to be the next director of the FBI. The FBI has made tremendous strides in its post 9/11 transformation and we look forward to working with Jim to complete the transition, including working to address long-standing concerns of the agents in the field who are the lifeblood of the Bure... Read more

  • Joint Statement by House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on the Defeat of the Amash Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2013 | Preview rr

    Joint Statement by House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on the Defeat of the Amash Amendment “The amendment defeated on the House Floor would have eliminated a crucial counterterrorism tool by dismantling a critical NSA program put in place in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The program addressed gaps in the nation’s ability to track terrorists planning attacks in the United States. Over the years, it has proven effective in identifying... Read more

  • Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger Urge Support of Important NSA Counterterrorism Tool
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2013 | Preview rr

    Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger Urge Support of Important NSA Counterterrorism Tool “To address concerns expressed by the public and Members of Congress, the House Intelligence Committee is reviewing potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Any modifications should be enacted carefully and thoroughly, while ensuring that our Intelligence Community retains the tools it needs to protect America. “An amendment to H.R. 2397, the Fiscal Year ... Read more

  • Statement by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2013 | Preview rr

    Statement by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on Syria "The House Intelligence Committee has very strong concerns about the strength of the administration's plans in Syria and its chances for success. After much discussion and review, we got a consensus that we could move forward with what the administration's plans and intentions are in Syria consistent with committee reservations.” -30- **For regular updates, “Like” the HPSCI Facebook page, follow @HouseIntelComm on Twitter o... Read more

  • NSA Director Keith Alexander to Testify at Open House Intelligence Committee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2013 | Preview rr

    Media Advisory NSA Director Keith Alexander to Testify at Open House Intelligence Committee Hearing National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander will testify Tuesday in an open hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The hearing is part of the continuing oversight the HPSCI conducts of the NSA, and an opportunity to discuss how the disclosed NSA programs protect Americans from terror attacks on US soil, and why the disclosure of that classified in... Read more