Krishnamoorthi joins House Committee on Intelligence

  • Raja Krishnamoorthi

    Raja Krishnamoorthi

 
Submitted by 8th District Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi
Updated 1/16/2019 3:50 PM

Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg was appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is tasked with overseeing the activities and budget of the 17 intelligence agencies.

The committee also is investigating President Donald Trump's ties to Russia under a new Democratic majority and new chairman Rep. Adam Schiff.

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"It is very humbling to be chosen to serve on the Intelligence Committee this Congress, and I am ready to join with my colleagues in preserving the safety and security of our nation," Krishnamoorthi said. "The intelligence challenges and international threats facing our country today are vast, ranging from terrorism to cyberwarfare to investigating Russia's previous and continuing attempts to sabotage our democracy.

"I am honored that the speaker and caucus have placed their trust in me and the contributions I'll make to the committee," he added.