Kelly Appointed to Senate Intelligence Committee

Today, Arizona Senator and Navy combat veteran Mark Kelly was appointed to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee is responsible for overseeing and setting the budget for U.S. government intelligence programs, evaluates nominees to serve in intelligence positions, and is regularly briefed on intelligence reports and methods. 

Kelly released the following statement:

“Our ability to outmaneuver adversaries like Russia, China, Iran, and their proxies depends on our intelligence community always being one step ahead.

“I take seriously the responsibility of overseeing and supporting our intelligence operations, especially as we face complex threats to our own national security and the safety of some of our closest allies. I’m looking forward to working with Chairman Warner and Vice Chairman Rubio, and bringing my experience as a combat pilot and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to this important work. 

“It’s not lost on me that I am filling a vacancy created by the passing of Senator Feinstein, who chaired this committee for six years and left a legacy of strengthening our national security and upholding our country’s values.”