Congressman Rick Crawford to Join House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan has selected Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) to join the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives currently chaired by Congressman Devin Nunes (California). Created in 1977, HPSCI is charged with oversight of the United States Intelligence Community – which includes the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the following seventeen elements of the U.S. Government – and the Military Intelligence Program:

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army, United States Coast Guard, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Marine Corps, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, National Security Agency, and the Department of the Navy.

Upon assignment to the committee, Congressman Crawford released the following statement:

As the nature of threats against the United States continues to evolve, so too must the work of our national security community to defend against those threats. I’m honored to join my colleagues on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and I look forward to contributing to its crucial mission.”

Earlier today, Chairman Nunes issued the following statement:

I’d like to welcome Members of Congress Rick Crawford, Trey Gowdy, Elise Stefanik, and Denny Heck to the House Intelligence Committee. At a time when the United States faces a growing and complex threat matrix ranging from international jihadists to nuclear proliferation, the Intelligence Committee’s work is vital to America’s national security. I have every confidence that our four new members will continue the committee’s tradition of exerting strong and bipartisan oversight over the Intelligence Community. Welcome to the committee—let’s get to work.”