Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
July 12, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on House passage of the bipartisan Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019:

“Today, Democrats and Republicans in the House came together to reauthorize critical intelligence and national security programs with broad, bipartisan support.  I commend Ranking Member Adam Schiff for his efforts to ensure that Democratic input was included in this bill.  Not only does this legislation maintain a focus on counterterrorism and election security – including provisions requiring that foreign attacks on our elections be reported to Congress – it also requires critical reporting on Iran’s role in Syria and illicit revenue sources for the North Korean regime.

“I hope the Senate will move swiftly to consider its own intelligence authorization bill so that Congress can enact a final version with strong bipartisan support that protects our country from foreign threats.”