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10.25.17

Advisory: Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing with Social Media Companies Next Week

Senate Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from Facebook, Twitter, and Google in open session on Wednesday November 1, 2017. This hearing is the latest in a series of hearings that focus on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The witnesses will address social media influence in the 2016 U.S. elections and what steps they are taking to mitigate foreign interference in the 2018 election cycle and beyond. Details: What: Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Elections Who… Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senate Intel Committee Advances FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced that the Committee voted 12-3 to approve the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. Senator Burr: "This bill reauthorizes our nation's most valuable intelligence collection authorities and ensures that the men and women of the Intelligence Community and our law enforcement agencies have the tools and authorities they need to keep us safe. It represents the collective effort of … Continue Reading


10.20.17

Senate Intel Leaders Postpone Open Hearing with Michael Cohen

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement: "The Committee's public hearing with Michael Cohen has been postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date. The Committee appreciates Mr. Cohen's cooperation as its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections continues to make progress."… Continue Reading


10.12.17

Senate Intel to Hold Confirmation Hearing Next Week for CIA Inspector General Nominee Christopher Sharpley

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next week on the nomination of Christopher Sharpley to be the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, October 17 at 2:30pm. Details Hearing: Hearing on the Nomination of Christopher Sharpley Witness: Christopher Sharpley to … Continue Reading


10.12.17

Burr Statement on Caitlin Coleman and Family

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding Caitlin Coleman, Joshua Boyle, and their three children: "I am pleased to hear reports that Caitlin Coleman, Joshua Boyle, and their three children are no longer in captivity. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all those involved in their safe recovery."… Continue Reading


09.29.17

ADVISORY: Senate Intel Leaders to Hold Press Conference Next Week

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that they will hold a press conference on the status of the Committee's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections on Wednesday, October 4th at 12:15 pm. Details Press Conference: Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Warner to provide update on Senate Intelligence Committee's inquiry into… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Burr Statement on Stationing of New Tankers at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the decision to station the new KC-46A tankers at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base: "Yesterday, I was notified by the Secretary of the Air Force of the final decision to base the KC-46A Pegasus Air Refueling Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. These 12 new KC-46A aircraft will serve as a vital tool for our military, providing any fixed-wing aircraft with mid-air refueling capabilities a prolonged amount of time in the … Continue Reading


08.18.17

Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Terror Attacks in Spain

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement regarding yesterday's terror attacks in Spain. "My prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded in yesterday's horrific attacks in Spain. I was saddened to hear that an American citizen was one of those killed and I stand in solidarity with the Spanish people and of all those nations who were affected. Terrorists are continuing to use simple weapons to inflict great har… Continue Reading


07.27.17

2018 Intel Authorization Act Clears Committee

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced the committee voted 14-1 to approve the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill's next step will be consideration before the full Senate. Senator Burr: "As a nation, we are facing an unprecedented range of threats. State actors like Iran and North Korea continue their provocative missile programs while non-state terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qa'ida are redo… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Susan Gordon to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) today made the following statement on President Trump's announced intent to nominate Susan M. Gordon to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence: "I know Sue well, and I am pleased that the President is nominating her to this crucial post. She has a wealth of experience and will provide valued support and counsel to Director Coats and her unmatched expertise on cyber issues will help the DNI lead our Intelligence Communit… Continue Reading


06.26.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold Confirmation Hearing for DHS Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of David Glawe to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, June 28th at 8:30 am. Details Hearing: Hearing on the Nomination of David Glawe to be Under Secretary for Intell… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing Next Week on Russian Intervention in European Elections

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open hearing on June 28, 2017 to examine Russia's interference in recent and future European elections. The witnesses will address Russian activities in the French and Montenegrin elections and look forward to Germany's fall election. This will be the latest in a series o… Continue Reading


06.16.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing Next Week on U.S. Election Security and Outlook for 2018 and Beyond

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open hearing on June 21st to further examine Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The hearing will feature two panels and will focus closely on Russia's cyber efforts against our election systems in 2016, our response efforts, potential threats to our 2018 a… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Joint Statement from Senate Intel Committee Leaders after Meeting with DNI Coats

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement after a closed Committee hearing with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: "The Committee today met with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to clear up a number of questions that remained from his appearance in open session last Wednesday. He also briefed the Committ… Continue Reading


06.14.17

Joint Statement from Senate Intel Committee Leaders after Meeting with Special Counsel Mueller

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement after meeting with Special Counsel Robert Mueller: "We had a constructive meeting with the Special Counsel today and we look forward to future engagements."… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Attorney General Sessions to Testify at Senate Intel Committee Tomorrow

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Committee on June 13, 2017. The hearing will begin at 2:30 pm in open session. Details Hearing Topic: Open Testimony of Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions Witness: Attorney General Jeff Sessions When: Open session on T… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Notification: SSCI Releases Comey Written Statement for the Record

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, have made available on the Committee's website the opening statement of former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey in advance of the Committee's open hearing on Thursday morning at 10 am EST. The statement is available here.… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Confirmation of CIA General Council Courtney Simmons Elwood

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Courtney Simmons Elwood to serve as General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "Courtney Simmons Elwood is a distinguished attorney who helped guide our nation though the national security challenges following the attacks on September 11, 2001. I am confident she will ensure that the CIA is operating in a lawful, ethical, and moral manner as we continue … Continue Reading


06.02.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold FISA Hearing Next Week

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Appearing before the Committee will be Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats; Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Andrew McCabe; Natio… Continue Reading


06.01.17

Former FBI Director Comey to Testify at Senate Intel Committee Next Week

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey will testify before the Committee on June 8th, 2017. The hearing will begin at 10 am in open session. The open session will be followed by a closed session at 1 pm. Details Hearing Topic: Russian Federation Efforts to Interfer… Continue Reading

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