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What to do about HPSCI?

Congressional oversight of intelligence agencies is broken, and the ongoing debate over HPSCI's memos proves that changes are necessary. At this briefing we heard from bipartisan experts on what must be done to fix intelligence oversight, including how HPSCI should be reformed and what information the public and members of Congress need to ensure the process is functioning well. The panel took place on Friday, February 9 at 3 p.m. in Rayburn 2456.


  • Patrick Eddington, policy analyst in homeland security and civil liberties at the Cato Institute

  • Daniel Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress Education Fund

  • Mandy Smithberger, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Project On Government Oversight

The Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and Demand Progress Education Fund have joined partners from across the political spectrum in calling for critical reforms to intelligence oversight, in particular within the House. These common-sense reforms would help resolve the many concerns that have come to light in recent days. Read more about what needs to change.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Rayburn 2456

The Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee hosts these panels to bring experts to DC and in the interest of presenting Congressional staff with informative discussion.

Pierce Stanley