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ICYMI: Turner Leads Bipartisan Intelligence Committee Retreat in Dayton

  • HPSCI Retreat 2024

This week, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) hosted HPSCI members in Dayton for a two-day bipartisan retreat at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Chairman Turner was joined by Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) and Representatives Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Rick Crawford (AR-01), Darin LaHood (IL-16), French Hill (AR-02), Ami Bera (CA-06), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Betty McCollum (MN-04).

The purpose of the retreat was to meet with Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence, William Burns, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Timothy Haugh, Director of the National Security Agency, Jeffrey Kruse, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other senior leaders from the U.S. Intelligence Community to learn more about their efforts to safeguard the American people.

At the conclusion of the retreat, Chairman Turner and Ranking Member Himes held a press conference with HPSCI members to discuss their key takeaways from the trip.

“It was my honor to host the House Intelligence Committee’s annual retreat here at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base over the last two days,” said Chairman Mike Turner.“We had the Director of the CIA, the Director of the FBI, the Director of National Intelligence, NGA, NRO, and NSA all here working together to help us formulate our plan and strategy as to how we should look at our oversight responsibilities for intelligence. We just finished touring part of NASIC today, and it was great to see their great contributions to our national security. The men and women who are behind this fence do an incredible job in the classified world of ensuring that our country is safe. By hearing each of the intelligence agencies’ perspectives, we are able to go back to Washington, D.C. and put this information to work.”

“It’s really a delight to be back here in Dayton. This is at least the second trip that Chairman Turner has led, bringing together members of the Intelligence Committee to see this remarkable facility – NASIC, NSIC, and all that is here in Dayton at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,” said Ranking Member Jim Himes.“We have a strong bipartisan group here, and the chairman has just been terrific at understanding at his core that if we are to really do right by American national security, we will do that in a bipartisan way. It is no secret that we live in a very polarized Congress, but my hat is off to Chairman Turner for really making sure that the national security committees in particular are conducted in a bipartisan way.”

Day Air Ballpark, home of the Dayton Dragons, welcomes members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to Dayton, Ohio.