Today we face a sophisticated and determined terrorist enemy that is intent on killing more and more Americans, not to mention innocents around the globe. We also face rogue states like Iran and North Korea that continue to thumb their noses at the United States. The world is becoming increasingly dangerous and the Intelligence Committee is vital to our efforts to protect the American people. Over the past four years, Devin has been instrumental in ensuring that our intelligence professionals have the resources they need to keep America safe. He has asked tough questions and conducted serious oversight to hold the Obama administration accountable. I look forward to working with him as the next chairman of the Intelligence Committee.
Rep. Nunes issued the following statement after Speaker Boehner’s announcement:
At a time when the United States faces major international challenges including significant terror threats, I am honored and humbled to have been entrusted with this position. I’d like to thank Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger for their exceptional bipartisan leadership of the Intelligence Committee. The committee’s work is vital because strong congressional oversight of the intelligence community is critical for our national defense posture.
Source: Speaker Boehner’s office, Denis Nunez’s office