House Committees


The House Intelligence Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report December 4, 2019-PDF

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence  (House Intelligence Committee)  Oversees the Intelligence Community

Chair 2016-18: Devin Nunes, R-CA Although never really honored, RECUSED HIMSELF OF THE INVESTIGATION, Adam Schiff, D-CA Ranking Member/Chair 2018-

Mike Conaway, R-TX, Peter King, R-NY, Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ, Rick Crawford, R-AR, Trey Gowdy, R-SC, Ton Rooney, R-FL, Will Hurd, R-Tx, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL, Mike Turner, R-OH, Brad Wenstrup, R-OH, Chris Stewart, R-UT, Elise Stefanik, R-NY

Jim Himes, D-CT, Terri Sewell, D-AL, Andre Carson, D-IN, Jackie Speier, D-CA, Mike Quigley, D-IL, Eric Swalwell, D-CA, Joaquin Castro, D-TX, Denny Heck, D-WA

Press Releases Chairman Schiff Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee Trump-Russia Report on Counterintelligence Vulnerabilities August 18, 2020 “In short, the Trump campaign invited illicit Russian help, made full use of that help while Russia’s covert campaign was underway, and then lied and obstructed the investigations in order to cover up this misconduct. As several Senators noted in a separate conclusion: ‘This is what collusion looks like.’ 

Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff Statement on Cancellation of Election Security Briefings by Office of the Director of National Intelligence Washington, August 29, 2020 ” “The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed us that it will no longer provide briefings to Members of Congress, including the House and Senate Intelligence committees, on foreign efforts to interfere in our upcoming election. This is a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed, and a betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. This intelligence belongs to the American people, not the agencies which are its custodian. And the American people have both the right and the need to know that another nation, Russia, is trying to help decide who their president should be.

“The ODNI had requested the opportunity to brief the intelligence committees and the full US House of Representatives in mid-September and has now cancelled those briefings and said it would hold no others. This is shameful and—coming only weeks before the election—demonstrates that the Trump Administration is engaged in a politicized effort to withhold election-related information from Congress and the American people at the precise moment that greater transparency and accountability is required. This keeps both the American people and the Congress in the dark, when both are in need of the information.

“Instead of transparency, the Trump Administration, including President Trump, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, has already sought to promote a false narrative of equivalence among the interests of several nations in U.S. elections and policy. The aims and actions of Russia, China, and Iran are not the same. Only one country—Russia—is actively undertaking a range of measures to undermine the presidential election and to secure the outcome that the Kremlin sees as best serving its interests.

“We expect the Administration and Intelligence Community to keep us fully and accurately informed, and resume the briefings. If they are unwilling to, we will consider the full range of tools available to the House to compel compliance.”

September 1, 2020 Demand for Election Briefings from House Speaker Pelosi to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe “The IC confirmed publicly on August 7 that only one country–Russia–is actively undertaking a “range of measures” to interfere in the election. Your decision, moreover, comes as the Congress itself is the target of a concerted effirt by Russia to launder and amplify disinformation, including through a “pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian” who is spreading false claims “to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party.”

Congressional Rules Committee

Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions(R-TX) – Impeachment Paid to pressure the US to remove the now-Fmr. US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and Sessions had received $3 million in donations from a Trump-aligned super PAC Press release

Pete Sessions lost his U.S. House seat in Dallas. Can he win a new one 100 miles south? Sessions has moved to Waco for his next bid, where an eventful GOP runoff campaign against Renee Swann will likely determine who wins the seat in November. The Texas Tribune 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence    (SSCI)

Richard Burr, R-NC, Chairman      Mark Warner, D-VA, Vice Chairman

Ex officio: John McCain, R-AZ, Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Jack Reed, D-RI, Chuck Schumer, D-NY

Jim Risch, R-ID, Marco Rubio, R-FL, Susan Collins, R-ME, Roy Blunt, R-MO, James Lankford, R-OK, Tom Cotton, R-AR, John Cornyn, R-TX

Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, Former Chairman, Ron Wyden, D-OR, Martin Heinrich, D-NM, Angus King, D-ME, Joe Manchin, D-WV, Kamala Harris, D-CA

Currently overseeing the Russian Investigation

“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.” Wikipedia

U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

Oversees Election disputes.  “The Rules Committee is one of the oldest committees of the United States Senate. Our origins date back to the early days of the Republic when the first Senate convened in March 1789 and established a committee to prepare a system of rules for conducting business in the Senate. In 1867 in the aftermath of the Civil War and the reunification of our Union, the forerunner to our current committee was created, and a Committee on Rules has continued in the Senate to the present day.”

Richard Shelby, AL Chairman

Amy Klobuchar, MN Ranking Member

 Majority Members (Republicans)