Good Oversight

Stop the politicization of our intelligence services.

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The party-first mentality of elected officials on both sides of the aisle was not what the Founding Fathers intended, especially when it came to oversight of the Executive. Rather, Congress was intended to be a check and balance on Executive power, including on its component departments and agencies.

 

Nevertheless, at various times in our nation's history, both Democrats and Republicans on traditionally bi-partisan committees with oversight of foreign relations and national security have abandoned this ethos. Instead, these representatives have used their position to grandstand, pushing their party or personal agenda at the expense of what is best for the American people.

 

Abdication of meaningful, bi-partisan oversight in favor of a party-first mentality is the first step toward making Executive Branch-component agencies, such as the FBI, CIA, and other national security agencies, susceptible to partisan influence. Abdication creates the conditions for these agencies to become political footballs to be praised or criticized dependent upon short-sighted political strategies that vilify these agencies and sow mistrust.

 

This makes it more difficult for these agencies to protect the American people. This, in turn, makes them more likely to placate the will of whatever party is in power. This, to prevent the further loss of stature, necessary to fulfill their mission.

Good Oversight

Bad Oversight

Tell Congress to do its job!

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Help us shed light on the party-first mentality of the leaders of these committees. Help us ensure they understand that their responsibility -- as the "voice of the people" -- is to engage in productive discourse with colleagues across the aisle. Help us ensure that with one voice they properly regulate and appropriately mitigate Executive authority, dependent upon what is best for the American people.

 

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, the below-listed representatives have spoken. They do not appear to be doing so on your behalf. Instead, they appear focused on their party or personal interests as opposed to joining with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to "check"  Executive power, as the founders intended. 

 

Click on their name, read the letter we wrote on your behalf, adopt it, and click to send.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Rep. Mike Rogers, ret. (R-MI)
U.S. House of Representatives
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
U.S. House of Representatives
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (former member)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)
U.S. House of Representatives
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
U.S. House of Representatives
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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