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Brennan Center Calls on House Leadership to Strengthen Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community

As part of a bipartisan group of 27 organizations, the Brennan Center endorsed a series of recommendations for ways to strengthen House oversight of the Intelligence Community in the new Congress.

Published: November 16, 2018

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Bren­nan Center joined 26 part­ner organ­iz­a­tions in call­ing for reforms to improve Congres­sional over­sight of intel­li­gence matters. Among other recom­mend­a­tions, the letter proposed modern­iz­ing the House Perman­ent Select Commit­tee on Intel­li­gence; empower­ing indi­vidual members of Congress in hand­ling clas­si­fied inform­a­tion and enga­ging with whis­tleblowers; and estab­lish­ing a distinct commit­tee or commis­sion to conduct a broad-based review of Intel­li­gence Community activ­it­ies since 9/11.

Read the letter here:

Strength­en­ing House Over­sight of the IC by The Bren­nan Center for Justice on Scribd