House Approves Intelligence Overhaul
December 7, 2004
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"Although we didn't get all the reforms we wanted with this plan, it contains many crucial improvements that will build a stronger intelligence system and help protect Americans," Ryan said. "It also protects the chain of command so that critical intelligence gets to our troops in the field when they need it. Overall, this legislation will help us combat terrorism and better manage our intelligence assets."
"While the bill doesn't move forward on certain immigration issues, it doesn't slide backward either. I agree with my colleague Congressman Sensenbrenner that further reforms are necessary, and I look forward to working with him next year on these remaining issues. With this bill, we passed 90% of the reforms we wanted, and that is a good step forward. With the commitments we have from the White House and congressional leadership on passing these crucial immigration reforms, I believe we have moved the process forward," Ryan said.