If House flips majority, top Democrat on Intelligence Committee says expect more oversight
Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, says the panel would conduct more oversight under Democratic control. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
If Democrats take the House in next week’s election, the House Intelligence Committee plans to exercise greater oversight over U.S. intelligence agencies, finish the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, and probe threats posed by new technologies, according to Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, who would become chairman of the panel.
If Democrats win, “we must refocus the committee on conducting serious oversight of the intelligence community and the Trump Administration’s direction to the intelligence agencies we oversee,” Schiff told CQ Roll Call in an email.