Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Rooney Named Chairman of Intelligence Subcommittee on Emerging Threats

Jan 28, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17) today was named Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats.

“Our nation faces dangerous threats from around the world, and this subcommittee plays a vital role in ensuring our intelligence community has the tools and resources to identify, track and defeat these threats,” Rooney said. “I look forward to working with Chairman Nunes and Subcommittee Ranking Member Quigley to conduct thorough oversight of our intelligence programs and promote policies that will keep our nation safe.”

Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said, “Having served with Rep. Rooney on the Intelligence Committee for four years, I am familiar with the many contributions he’s made to the committee, to our national security, and to our ability to track down dangerous terrorists. He is an excellent choice to serve as chairman of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, and I look forward to working with him.”   

The Emerging Threats Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of the policies, activities and budgets of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, including the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Counterproliferation Center and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center; the national security components of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Intelligence Community-wide integration and information sharing programs; and the intelligence elements of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Departments of State (DOS), Homeland Security (DHS), Energy (DOE), and Treasury (DOT).