Senator Richard Burr Named Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) has been named the new Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Chairman Burr served on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence during his tenure in the House of Representatives and became a member of the Senate Committee on Intelligence in 2007. 

“I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 114th Congress.  I have spent the better part of two decades overseeing the work of our nation’s intelligence community as it has worked to keep us, and our allies, safe at home and abroad.  Furthermore, I am proud that our North Carolina based military units continue to provide valuable support to intelligence operations and their role will likely only increase in the future.  Under my leadership the Committee will conduct vigorous oversight over the intelligence activities of our government -- it is my job to ask the tough and probing questions and I intend to do just that.”