Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement naming Congressman Adam Schiff of California as Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:
“Today, it is my privilege to name Congressman Adam Schiff as the Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. His distinguished service on this committee, most recently as Ranking Member for the last four years, will be an essential and urgently needed asset as the Congress honors our oath to secure and defend the Constitution and protect the American people.
“In the face of unprecedented assaults on our democratic institutions and the rise of new, complex national security threats, Congressman Schiff’s powerful intellect, deep legal expertise and steadfast leadership will be vital in keeping our country and communities safe. After years of Republican partisan antics and complicity in the President’s attempts to cover up the facts of the Trump-Russia connection, Congressman Schiff will bring principled leadership, integrity and transparency back to this vital committee.
“With Congressman Schiff at the helm, the Intelligence Committee will return to its long tradition of bipartisanship and unity, and honor its mandate to secure our democracy and ensure a safer and stronger future for the American people.”