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Senator Blunt Rejoins Senate Intelligence Committee In 114th Congress

January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced today that he will rejoin the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 114th Congress. The Committee is responsible for overseeing and funding the nation’s intelligence activities. Blunt previously served on the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2011 and 2012. He also previously served as a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Blunt will depart the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services in January 2015. He will continue to retain his positions on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations; the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Blunt also serves as a member of the defense appropriations subcommittee.

“I’m pleased to rejoin the Senate Intelligence Committee at a time when the nation continues to face real threats from enemies who wish us harm,” said Blunt. “I look forward to building on my experience working on these issues in the House and Senate. I also plan to stay fully engaged in the discussion surrounding the relocation of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and working to ensure that facility stays in Missouri.”

“I’ve been honored to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee for the past two years and to work on a number of critical issues facing our servicemembers and their families in Missouri and around the world,” Blunt continued. “This year, we’ve successfully advanced the discussion surrounding military mental health care, and ensured that military assets like the A-10 and Growlers, which are critical to jobs in Missouri, will continue to receive important federal resources. I intend to stay engaged on all of these issues and others that impact Missourians.”

Click here to read Blunt’s recent statement on critical priorities that were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015. Click here to read Blunt’s statement on key defense priorities that were included in the passage of the omnibus this weekend.

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