Press Releases

Currently showing results related to National Security

. See all results.

04.03.19

Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr on NATO’s 70th Anniversary

Today, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered a joint address to Congress on the eve of the organization's 70th anniversary. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement: "I appreciate Secretary General Stoltenberg appearing before Congress today to discuss NATO's history and future. For 70 years, NATO has helped protect freedoms and promote peace throughout Europe, North America, and the … Continue Reading


03.24.19

Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr on Summary of Special Counsel Report

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on Attorney General William Barr's summary of the report filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: "I appreciate the Attorney General's quick turnaround in sharing his summary of the Special Counsel's report. The Attorney General should release as much of the report as possible, without jeopardizing U.S. intelligence sources and methods or ongoing Department of Justice prosecutions. In t… Continue Reading


03.22.19

Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr on Special Counsel Report

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the filing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's completed report: "I trust Special Counsel Mueller has conducted a fair and thorough investigation, and I look forward to reviewing his report."… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Burr Statement on Senate Vote on President’s Emergency Declaration

Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) today issued the following statement on the Senate's vote on H.J. Res. 46, the Emergency Declaration resolution of disapproval: "Securing America's borders is one of our government's basic responsibilities, and essential for ensuring the safety of our nation. After reviewing the emergency declaration with my counsel, I believe the President's efforts to secure our Southern border are lawful based on the authorities passed by Congress."… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Burr Statement on Huawei Indictments

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to the indictments announced today against China's Huawei Technologies and its U.S. affiliates: "I am encouraged by the Justice Department's actions against Huawei Technologies, which detail the company's brazen efforts to steal corporate trade secrets, commit fraud, and obstruct justice. Huawei is a global bad actor operating at the behest of the Chinese gover… Continue Reading


01.23.19

Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing on Worldwide Threats

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 the Committee will hold its annual hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. The open hearing will feature testimony from the heads of U.S intelligence agencies on the global security threats currently facing the United States. Following the open session, the hearing will m… Continue Reading


12.19.18

Senate Intel Statement on Treasury Department’s Sanctions on Oleg Deripaska, Companies

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on the Treasury Department's announcement that it intends to delist companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska amid restructuring and corporate governance changes: "Today's announcement, which comes as a result of negotiated changes to the En+ corporate structure, does not change the fact that Mr. Deripaska, his employees, and his companies work at V… Continue Reading


12.17.18

New Reports Shed Light on Internet Research Agency’s Social Media Tactics

Today, third-party experts released two independent analyses of social media tactics used by Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) in their attempts to influence U.S. political discourse. The reports are the first comprehensive analyses of their kind conducted by entities other than social media companies themselves, and are based in part on data provided by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The reports, titled "The Tactics and Tropes of the Internet Research Agency" and "Th… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Senate Intel Committee Statement on DOJ Russian Hacking Charges

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following joint statement on the Department of Justice's indictment of seven Russian GRU officers for international hacking and disinformation operations: "Today's charges further highlight the illegal and aggressive tactics Russia uses to undermine international institutions and wage disinformation campaigns. In recent years, Russia has reportedly hacked or attempted to… Continue Reading


08.29.18

ADVISORY: Senate Intel to Hold Open Hearing with Social Media Executives

Today, 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, announced the Committee will hold an open hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to examine social media companies' responses to foreign influence operations on social media platforms. The hearing follows an August 1 open hearing that featured testimony from third-party social media experts. Hearing Details … Continue Reading


07.26.18

Senators Honor Intelligence Professionals for Service to Nation

The Senate Intelligence Committee is honoring the courage and dedication of the men and women of the U.S. intelligence community by introducing a bipartisan resolution designating today, July 26, 2018, as "United States Intelligence Professionals Day." A Senate resolution thanking intelligence officers, past and present, for their service and professionalism in protecting the United States was introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intellig… Continue Reading


07.20.18

ADVISORY: Senate Intel to Hold Open Confirmation Hearing on Two Key Intel Positions

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) announced today that the Committee will hold an open confirmation hearing on Wednesday, July 25th on the nominations of two officials to key intelligence positions in the Administration. Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire, USN (Ret.) has been nominated to serve as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and Ellen E. McCarthy has been nominated to serve as an Assistant Secretary of Sta… Continue Reading


07.03.18

Intel Committee Releases Unclassified Summary of Initial Findings on 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the Committee's unclassified summary of its initial findings on the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian activities in the 2016 U.S. elections. The Committee finds that the overall judgments issued in the ICA were well-supported and the tradecraft was strong. The course of the Committee's investigation has shown that the Russian cyber operations were more extens… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Senate Intel Committee Passes 2019 Intelligence Authorization Act Unanimously

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) announced the Committee approved the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 by a unanimous bipartisan vote of 15-0. The bill authorizes funding, provides appropriate legal authorities and enhances Congressional oversight for the U.S. Intelligence Community. It is named after Matt Pollard, a dedicated Committee staffer who passed away … Continue Reading


06.20.18

Burr Statement on Family Separations at the U.S. Border

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "The president is enforcing a longstanding law that requires adults crossing the border illegally face criminal penalties. The previous Administration ignored the law, and as a result family border crossings increased by 400 percent in President Obama's last three years in office. The fact is that any changes to current law must be made by Congress. I am open and willin… Continue Reading


05.23.18

HELP Committee Approves Critical Law to Prepare for and Respond to Bioterror Attacks and Pandemics, Moves to Full Senate

Today, the Senate Health Committee approved the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, legislation authored by Senators Burr, Casey, Alexander, and Murray to ensure our country is prepared for the threats we are facing, both naturally occurring like pandemic influenza and man-made, such as a bioterror attack. The Senators released the following statements regarding the Committee's passage of the legislation: "I'm pleased by the Committee's passage of this important … Continue Reading


05.17.18

Senate HELP Committee Leaders Introduce Legislation to Combat Bioterrorism and Pandemics

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statements regarding the introduction of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, a bill to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act: "This legislation holds true to the spirit of our initial law, supporting a nimble, flexible, and fast approach to the threats we are facing, whether they are naturally occurring or th… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Senate Intel Completes Review of Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian Activities in the 2016 U.S. 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 held a closed hearing to complete its review of the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections." The testimony of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Director of CIA John Brennan, and former Director of NSA Mike Rogers… Continue Reading


05.08.18

Burr Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Deal

Today, Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Deal, and re-impose sanctions: "I agree with President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the JCPOA. This deal, which was not ratified by the United States Senate under the Constitution's requirements for treaties, was based on the naive h… Continue Reading


05.08.18

Senate Intel Committee Releases Unclassified 1st Installment in Russia Report, Updated Recommendations on Election Security

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and James Lankford (R-OK), members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the Committee's unclassified summary of the first installment of the Committee's Russia Report, including updated recommendations on election security and findings re… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 8