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40Th Anniversary Of The Release Of The Church Committee Report April 26, 2016
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"On this day in 1976, the first of five books detailing egregious abuses of power by the intelligence community was released by the Church Committee. The report was the first ever comprehensive oversight study of the intelligence community, which had operated largely without any oversight since its founding during World War II. Prior to this study, the Intelligence Committees did not exist in either the Senate or the House, and there was no formal apparatus to check the actions of the Nation’s intelligence community."
Calling For Appointment Of A Special Counsel April 14, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"I know most people are familiar with the dot-com domains that we use perhaps at your home or my home, and we have the dot-gov domain, which is used by government agencies and the like. But then there is a dot-mil, which is used by the Department of Defense and is a classified system. There is actually another system that operates independently which carries the most sensitive classified information circulated by our intelligence community around the world."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 13, 2016
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Every major scientific society in America agrees on the cause and urgency of climate change, and, I think, so do every one of our major State universities—certainly every one I have looked at—all of our National Labs, NASA, NOAA, America’s national security and intelligence community, and all the corporations that signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which includes major corporations from a lot of our Republican colleagues’ home States. That is a lot of information to deny and ignore, and that is an awful lot of legitimate people to claim our part of the hoax."
War On Terror April 5, 2016
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"Mr. President, earlier this year I noted that the next Commander in Chief will assume office confronting a complex and varied array of threats. I observed that after 7 years of the Obama administration delaying action in the War on Terror, the next administration would need to return to the fight and restore our role in the world. Among many other things, that means we must return to capturing, interrogating, and targeting the enemy in a way that allows us to defeat terrorist networks because let’s remember that during his first week in office, the President issued a series of Executive orders that collectively undermined the capability of our intelligence community and military to combat terrorism."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed April 5, 2016
John Thune, R-SD
"Third, as a final line of defense, we need to better secure the homeland. We must make sure the intelligence community, law enforcement, and Homeland Security officials have the tools they need to deter attacks and to stop plots before they are launched. This includes the need for constant reassessment of our vulnerabilities so we stay ahead of threats."

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