Message from the Director: New HPSCI Ranking Member
Statement by CIA Director Leon E. Panetta on New HPSCI Ranking Member
With eight years of experience on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has a deep understanding of how quality intelligence-both analysis and operations-helps keep America safe and advance its interests in the world. I and the entire senior leadership team at the Central Intelligence Agency look forward to working closely with him as ranking member of the committee. Effective congressional oversight is essential to the Agency's success and to maintaining the trust and support of the American people.