Press Release ● Defense and National Securityfacebooktwitterbirdemail
For Immediate Release: 
July 16, 2008
Contact Info: 
Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after the House passed the Intelligence Authorization Act today:
            “Passage of this critical legislation will strengthen our intelligence community’s ability to track, disrupt and eliminate those who are plotting against us, and ultimately harden America’s national security.  Among other things, this legislation adds critical funding to enhance our human intelligence capabilities, and includes a focus on improving language capabilities and promoting accountability and oversight.
            “I particularly want to thank Chairman Reyes and the members of the committee for all of their hard work on this bill.  Effective intelligence gathering is absolutely vital to protecting our people and our homeland.”