Washington, DC: Today, Speaker Boehner announced that Congressman Mike Turner was chosen to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) for the 114th Congress.
With this appointment, Congressman Turner is one of only two members of Congress to serve as both a House Armed Services Subcommittee Chairman and a member of the HPSCI. For the 114th Congress, Congressman Turner was also chosen to serve as the Chairman for the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the House Intelligence Committee. This appointment—in conjunction with my Armed Services Subcommittee Chairmanship—grants me significant oversight jurisdiction over the Department of Defense and the United States intelligence community.” said Turner.
The House Intelligence Committee is charged with the oversight of the United States intelligence community and of the Administration. As a member of HPSCI, Congressman Turner will be routinely briefed on the United States' government’s most classified military and intelligence programs.
“Last week’s attacks in Paris sent an international reminder about the critical importance of intelligence in our global fight against terrorism. I look forward to working with Chairman Nunes and the other members of the committee to make certain our intelligence community has the support they need to accurately carry out their objectives and keep the American people safe,” said Turner.
Congressman Turner has long been a successful advocate for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), located at Wright-Patt. This year, Congressman Turner authored language included in the FY 2015 NDAA that led to the location of Foreign Material Exploitation (FME) facility at NASIC.
“The operations of WPAFB include a fundamental piece of the U.S. intelligence enterprise and the success of the mission is vital to our military and to U.S. national security.
This appointment grants me direct jurisdiction over all the national intelligence operations, including those located at and supported by NASIC,” said Turner.