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Published: 2017/03/30
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Published: 2017/06/08
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House Intelligence Committee Hearing On Russian Interference In 2016 Election | TIME
House Intelligence Committee Hearing On Russian Interference In 2016 Election | TIME
Published: 2017/03/20
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Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in European elections
Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in European elections
Published: 2017/06/28
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Heinrich Questions Top Intelligence Officials In Senate Intel Committee Hearing
Published: 2017/06/07
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Daniel Coats, Andrew McCabe & More Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee | TIME
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Published: 2017/06/07
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May 11, 2017-Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing - Full Event
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LIVE STREAM: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 US Election
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Russia Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Briefing Over Possible Trump Election Fraud (FNN)
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FULL HEARING: James Comey TESTIMONY at Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing (FNN)
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House Intelligence Committee Open Hearing on Intelligence Community support for the DOD
House Intelligence Committee Open Hearing on Intelligence Community support for the DOD
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Published: 2017/06/13
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AS IT HAPPENED: James Comey Testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence via C-Span
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February 9, 2016: Sen. Cotton’s Q&A during Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing PART 1
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U.S. Senate Intelligence Hearing On Russia/Presidential Election 2016. Part 1
U.S. Senate Intelligence Hearing On Russia/Presidential Election 2016. Part 1
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Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in 2016 election  March 30  2017
Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in 2016 election March 30 2017
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FULL: Senior Intelligence Officials Testify on Russia Hacking Activities (1/10/2017)
FULL: Senior Intelligence Officials Testify on Russia Hacking Activities (1/10/2017)
Published: 2017/01/10
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FULL: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing On Russian Interference in 2016 Election 3/30/2017
FULL: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing On Russian Interference in 2016 Election 3/30/2017
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National Intelligence Director Opening Statement: Senate Intel Committee
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Comey Testifies To Senate Intelligence -Full Hearing June 8, 2017
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Intelligence committee witness claims Trump used Russian tactics against opponents during election
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LIVE: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testifies in Senate Armed Services hearing
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June 21, 2017: Sen. Cotton Q&A at Intel Committee Hearing on Russia Interference in 2016 Elections
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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Select committee
Active
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United States Senate
115th Congress
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History
Formed May 19, 1976
Succeeded Church Committee
Leadership
Chair Richard Burr (R)
Since January 3, 2015
Ranking member Mark Warner (D)
Since January 3, 2017
Structure
Seats 15 members
Political parties Majority (8)
Minority (7)
Jurisdiction
Purpose to “oversee and make continuing studies of the intelligence activities and programs of the United States Government”
Oversight authority United States Intelligence Community
House counterpart House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Meeting place
211 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.
Website
intelligence.senate.gov
Rules
The US Senate Report on CIA Detention Interrogation Program that details the use of torture during CIA detention and interrogation.

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (sometimes referred to as the Intelligence Committee or SSCI) is dedicated to overseeing the United States Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the federal government of the United States who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. The Committee was established in 1976 by the 94th Congress.[1] The Committee is "select" in that membership is temporary and rotated among members of the chamber.[2] The committee comprises 15 members. Eight of those seats are reserved for one majority and one minority member of each of the following committees: Appropriations, Armed Services, Foreign Relations, and Judiciary.[3] Of the remaining seven, four are members of the majority, and three are members of the minority.[3] In addition, the Majority Leader and Minority Leader are non-voting ex officio members of the committee.[3] Also, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Armed Services (if not already a member of the select Committee) are ex officio members.[4]

As part of its oversight responsibilities, the Committee performs an annual review of the intelligence budget submitted by the president and prepares legislation authorizing appropriations for the various civilian and military agencies and departments comprising the intelligence community. These entities include the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, as well as the intelligence-related components of Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Energy. The Committee makes recommendations to the Senate Armed Services Committee on authorizations for the intelligence-related components of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps. The Committee also conducts periodic investigations, audits, and inspections of intelligence activities and programs.

History[edit]

The Select Committee on Intelligence was preceded by the Church Committee (1975). Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) became the first chairman of the committee when it was established in 1975 until 1979.[5]

Former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet was staff director of the committee when David Boren of Oklahoma was its chairman. The committee was the center of much controversy and contention during the run-up to the war in Iraq in 2002 and 2003, when chairmanship of the committee changed hands following the November 2002 election. Among the committee staff members at that time were: Pete Dorn, Professional Staff Member;[clarification needed] Jim Hensler, Deputy Staff Director; Vicki Divoll, General Counsel; Steven Cash, Professional Staff Member & Counsel; and Alfred Cumming, Minority Staff Director.

On July 9, 2004, the committee issued the Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq, and on June 5, 2008, it issued a long-delayed portion of its "phase two" investigative report, which compared the prewar public statements made by top Bush administration officials to justify the invasion with the intelligence information that was available to them at that time.[6]

In a March 6, 2008, letter to the Senate leadership, 14 of the 15 then members of the Committee proposed the creation of a new Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Intelligence to prepare the annual intelligence budget.[7] The proposed Subcommittee, on which members of the Intelligence Committee would be heavily represented, would increase the Committee’s influence and leverage over executive branch intelligence agencies, and require continuing disclosure of the annual budget for the National Intelligence Program. The proposal has been opposed by the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Committee, however.[8]

In 2013, and beyond, the SSCI received renewed attention in the wake of Edward Snowden's disclosures regarding the NSA surveillance of communications. Senator Dianne Feinstein and the SSCI made several statements on the matter, one of which was notably disputed: that the NSA tracked US citizens locations via cellphone. Later, the SSCI Staff Director, David Grannis, claimed that the NSA did not collect cellphone location, claiming the Senator was "speaking extemporaneously".[9] The SSCI later came to prominence in relation to voting to publish in March 2014[10] and then publishing in December 2014 of a report on the policies of the CIA on torture.

Members, 115th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority
Ex officio

Source: Member List[13]

Chairs[edit]

Chair Party State Term
1 Daniel Inouye, official Senate photo portrait, 2008.jpg Daniel Inouye   Democratic Hawaii 1975–1979
2 Birch bayh.jpg Birch Bayh   Democratic Indiana 1979–1981
3 Barry Goldwater photo1962.jpg Barry Goldwater   Republican Arizona 1981–1985
4 DaveDurenberger.jpg David Durenberger   Republican Minnesota 1985–1987
5 DavidBorenByPhilKonstantin.jpg David Boren   Democratic Oklahoma 1987–1993
6 Dennis DeConcini.jpg Dennis DeConcini   Democratic Arizona 1993–1995
7 Arlen Specter, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Arlen Specter   Republican Pennsylvania 1995–1997
8 Richard Shelby, official portrait, 112th Congress (cropped).jpg Richard Shelby   Republican Alabama 1997–2001
9 Bob Graham, official Senate photo portrait, color.jpg Bob Graham   Democratic Florida 2001
10 Richard Shelby, official portrait, 112th Congress (cropped).jpg Richard Shelby   Republican Alabama 2001
11 Bob Graham, official Senate photo portrait, color.jpg Bob Graham   Democratic Florida 2001–2003
12 Pat Roberts official Senate photo (cropped).jpg Pat Roberts   Republican Kansas 2003–2007
13 Jay Rockefeller official photo.jpg Jay Rockefeller   Democratic West Virginia 2007–2009
14 Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo 2.jpg Dianne Feinstein   Democratic California 2009–2015
15 Richard Burr official portrait (cropped).jpg Richard Burr   Republican North Carolina 2015–present

Staff directors[edit]

  • Christopher Joyner, 2015–present
  • David Grannis, 2009–2014
  • Andy Johnson, 2004–2008
  • Alfred Cumming, 2000–2003
  • George Tenet, 1989–1993

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snider, L. Britt (2008). The Agency & The Hill: CIA's Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004, Chapter 2 (PDF). CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence. Retrieved June 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ Kaiser, Frederick (September 16, 2008). "Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives". Congressional Research Service. Retrieved April 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Committee on Intelligence" from Riddick's Senate Procedure
  4. ^ "Rules of Procedure" (PDF). U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Retrieved 2017-03-30. 
  5. ^ "INOUYE, Daniel Ken - Biographical Information". United States Congress. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Mazzetti, Mark; Shane, Scott (June 6, 2008). "Bush Overstated Iraq Evidence, Senators Report". The New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved June 17, 2008. 
  7. ^ Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (March 6, 2008). "Letter to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell" (PDF). Retrieved April 14, 2008. 
  8. ^ Senate Appropriations Committee (April 5, 2008). "Letter to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell" (PDF). Retrieved April 14, 2008. 
  9. ^ Ali Watkins. "Senate intelligence committee director denies NSA collects data on Americans' cellphone locations". McClatchy Washington Bureau. 
  10. ^ "Statement on SSCI Vote for Declassification of Torture Report". OpenTheGovernment.org. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence". www.intelligence.senate.gov. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Angus King is an independent, but caucuses with the Democrats.
  13. ^ "115th Congress (2017-2018) | Intelligence Committee". www.intelligence.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 

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