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Washington, DC, October 25, 2013 | Susan Phalen | comments
HPSCI Open Hearing to Examine Potential FISA Changes
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Media Advisory
HPSCI Open Hearing to Examine Potential FISA Changes

 HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will hold an open hearing on NSA programs on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss in an open forum, potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to increase transparency and rebuild Americans’ confidence in the programs.

Date:               October 29, 2013  (Tuesday)

Topic:              Potential Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

Time:               1:30pm – 4:30pm ET

Location:         HVC-210


Panel 1

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

James Cole, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

General Keith Alexander, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Chris Inglis, Deputy Director of the National Security Agency

Panel 2:

Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP

Stewart A. Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University Washington College of Law

Media Logistics

Live Coverage

The hearing will be webcast live at          

The hearing will also be broadcast on the House of Representatives’ In House Cable System on Channel 29

Media Set-Up

Press set up will be from 10:30pm – 12:30pm

All media equipment must be in position in the hearing room before the security sweep begins at 12:30pm.

No media equipment will be allowed in the room after the security sweep.  The room will reopen after the security sweep for the public and the media to take their seats.

Only Congressionally credentialed members of the media will be allowed access to the press viewing area in the committee hearing room.

Members of the media who are not Congressionally credentialed may contact their respective Galleries to apply for a temporary press credential (see numbers below).

All television crews must RSVP to the House Radio TV Gallery at 202-225-5214.

Gallery contact information:

House Radio/TV Gallery:             202-225-5214
House Periodical Gallery:            202-225-2941
House Daily Press Gallery:          202-225-3945
Photographer Gallery:                 202-224-6548


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