Tags: hoekstra | gop | cia | congress

Hoekstra, GOP Demand Anti-CIA Bill Be Pulled

Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 09:09 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after leading a successful Republican effort that forced Democrats to pull their flawed annual intelligence bill over language Democrats inserted that targeted CIA and intelligence community officers by creating a new criminal offense that would apply only to them.

The provision was inserted into the bill late last night, without any consideration by the House Intelligence Committee or consultation with Republicans or the intelligence agencies it would negatively impact.

"This was a hard-fought victory for the men and women of the intelligence community that toil day and night to keep America safe. That Democrats would try to bury this provision deep in the bill, late at night, when they thought everyone’s attention would be focused on the health care summit is a testament to the shameful nature of what they were attempting.

"Republicans brought this to the attention of the American people, who were rightly outraged that Democrats would try to target those we ask to serve in harm’s way and with a unified push we were successful in getting them to pull the bill. The annual intelligence bill should be about protecting and defending our nation."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ben Carson PAC Outraises 2016 GOP Hopefuls and Hillary

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 06:09 AM

If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 20 . . .

Advice to Democrats: Don't Say 'Recovery'

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 06:07 AM

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.So say Democ . . .

Biden's Son Beau to Run for Governor in Delaware

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 21:46 PM

Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and the current attorney general of Delaware, announced he will not seek . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved