House Committee on Intelligence

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House Committee on Intelligence
Members, 109th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

Pelosi has selected Rep. Silvestre Reyes (TX) as the chairman for this committee.


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Legislative Basis

According to the FAQ on the House Committee on Intelligence Website,
House Resolution 658 established the HPSCI on July 14, 1977. The resolution outlined the jurisdiction and makeup of the committee. The Committee originally had been composted of 13 members, with at least one member from the following committees: Appropriations, Armed Services and International Relations, and Judiciary. As of 2003, the committee is composted of 11 Majority members and 9 Minority Members.

Here is what the Library of Congress Website has about House Resolution 658. There is a Congressional Research Service Summary, but the text of the bill is unavailable.

Here is some more background, in a "REPORT PREPARED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE [in the] UNITED STATES SENATE" in 1994, entitled "Legislative Oversight of Intelligence Activities: The U.S. Experience" (A .pdf version is available here.)
By the mid-1970s, a broad consensus emerged for the creation of a permanent and more effective Congressional oversight capability. Both the Rockefeller Commission and the Church Committee separately recommended creation of committees to oversee intelligence, and those recommendations were enacted into law by the Senate in May 1976 through Senate Resolution 400. The House acted a little over a year later in July 1977 with House Resolution 658.




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House Committee on Intelligence Subcommittees:

Intelligence PolicyOversightTechnical & Tactical IntelligenceTerrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis & Counterintelligence

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