Pelosi Names Joaquin Castro to House Intelligence Committee

July 6, 2016
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today named Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Congressman Castro replaces Congressman Luis Gutiérrez.

“Joaquin Castro has shown himself to be an outstanding leader on the national security issues before America today,” said Leader Pelosi.  “On the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congressman Castro has consistently displayed the strength of his judgement, the depths of his expertise, and the power of his commitment to the brave men and women who keep our country safe.

“As he takes a leave of absence from Armed Services to pursue this appointment, Congressman Castro will bring that same judgement, expertise and commitment to the Intelligence Committee – where he will continue his leadership for our military families and the security of all Americans,” Leader Pelosi continued.