Government Secrecy

House Intel Committee Needs Oversight of Its Own

In a new op-ed published on, Steven Aftergood, Director of the Government Secrecy Project, and Representative Rush Holt, Former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and Congressman from New Jersey's 12th District, examine how the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) has lost sight of the founding principles of the committee in the wake of the passing of the annual intelligence authorization bill with a vote of 345-59.

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