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  • U.S. service-members: Our nation's #1 defense asset
    Posted in Nunes Blog on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Homeland Security

    Last week I traveled to military facilities in several areas of the United States to get briefings on military, intelligence, and missile-defense issues. I spoke to officers, junior enlisted service-members, and customs and border protection officials to get a comprehensive review of the country’s defense posture. I also had the opportunity to pay tribute to a military intelligence professional—who was a family friend—who lost his life in service of this nation. I am constantly amazed at the sel... Read more

  • A few reports on the Russia investigation
    Posted in Nunes Blog on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Defense, Homeland Security

    A few reports on the House Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation came out today that I'd like to share with you: Victor Davis Hanson, Devin Nunes and Washington’s Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma Kim Strassel, What Devin Nunes Knows (Wall Street Journal subscription required) Fox News, Former intel officer: Nunes WH meeting was done right Read more

  • Russia investigation, bin Laden documents, and tax reform: this week's interviews
    Posted in Nunes Blog on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Defense, Homeland Security, Taxes

    On Monday, I spoke to KMJ's Ray Appleton about a wide variety of local and national issues. To listen to the interview click here. On Wednesday I appeared on Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss the House Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation, the need to declassify the documents captured in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and tax reform. Click here to watch the interview. On Thursday I gave a press conference about the Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation. Click here... Read more

  • Trump transition gets underway
    Posted in Nunes Blog on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Defense, Homeland Security

    As a member of the executive committee of the Trump transition team, I'm gratified to see the future Trump administration starting to take shape. Today, the Trump team announced it is nominating Congressman Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, Congressman Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor. I think these are excellent candidates, particularly Mike Pompeo, who serves with me on the House Intelligence Committee. Mike has spent an immens... Read more

  • Nunes Named to Trump Transition Team
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Water, Energy, Agriculture, Public Lands, Transportation, Budget & Federal Spending, Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Trade, Environment, Defense, Homeland Security, Taxes

    Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) released the following statement today after joining the executive committee of Donald Trump’s transition team: “Today I was honored to have been named to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. In this role, I will advise President-elect Trump on the appointments of his Cabinet members and on appointments to other top positions in the new administration. I look forward to helping to assemble an energetic and forward-looking team... Read more

  • 9/11 and its aftermath
    Posted in Nunes Blog on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Defense, Homeland Security

    Today is the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The images of bodies falling through the sky, collapsing towers, a plane wreck in an empty field, and a giant hole in the Pentagon are permanently seared into my memory. In the wake of the attacks, our nation set out to lead the world in a campaign to eliminate al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups that seek to attack us, kill our citizens, and impose their twisted ideology on every country on Earth. Fifteen years later, it's clear we hav... Read more

  • This Traitor Belongs in Jail, Not Free in Cuba
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security

    Wall Street Journal The Obama administration is reportedly in secret negotiations with Cuba that would result in the release from federal prison of one of the most damaging American spies in U.S. history. Such an extraordinary gesture would be preposterous for many reasons. Ana Belén Montes, who is serving a 25-year sentence as part of a 2002 plea deal, was a U.S. Justice Department official with a top-secret security clearance when she was approached by Cuban intelligence agents in 1984. At the... Read more

  • Nunes Introduces Bill Supporting Arctic Energy Leases
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Public Lands, Environment, Homeland Security

    Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives today encouraging the Department of the Interior to advance its plan to sell two leases for energy development in the Arctic. The Arctic lease sales are included in the Department of the Interior’s draft plan for its 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. However, after canceling the draft plan’s approval of new drilling in t... Read more

  • Memorial Day tribute: A debt that can never be repaid
    Posted in Nunes Blog on May 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Homeland Security

    On this Memorial Day weekend, I'd like to offer a brief tribute to all those Americans who gave their lives in service of our nation. The concept of freedom is so deeply ingrained in Americans that we sometimes take it for granted. But it's important to remember that throughout history, free societies have been extremely rare and exceptional things. Most of us were born free, in a country founded on the very idea of freedom. Some may say that makes us lucky, but I see it differently—we're not f... Read more

  • Statement on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement
    Posted in Nunes Blog on January 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Defense, Homeland Security

    Today I issued the following statement on the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement: “Today, Iran--the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism--will receive sanctions relief from the U.S. and the international community for allegedly taking steps to scale down its nuclear program. It is almost impossible to verify these actions, and we remain highly skeptical that the regime will follow through on any agreement. In the past month, Tehran has repeatedly violated international law, inclu... Read more