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Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
Ranking Member

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) was established in 1977 to provide oversight over the United States Intelligence Community (IC). The IC is a federation of executive branch agencies and organizations that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and the protection of the national security of the United States. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is probably the most widely recognized agency subject to HPSCI oversight. However, the committee maintains both authorization authority and budgetary control over all classified government programs.

The HPSCI conducts the vast majority of its work in closed session due to the sensitive nature of its work.





Ways and Means Committee
Committee on Ways and Means
Member of the Subcommittee on Trade
Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health

The Committee on Ways and Means has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures, as well as a number of other programs including:

Social Security 
Unemployment benefits
Medicare
Enforcement of child support laws 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal welfare program Foster care and adoption programs

The U.S. Constitution requires that all bills regarding taxation must originate in the House of Representatives, and House procedure is that all bills regarding taxation must go through this committee.