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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

The Senate Committee on Intelligence was created to study the intelligence activities and programs of the United States Government and report to the Senate concerning such intelligence activities and programs. The Committee is also responsible for proposing legislation and providing legislative oversight to ensure that intelligence activities of the United States are in conformity with the Constitution and the law. (source)

Chair:
Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
Vice Chair:
Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
Republicans:
10
Democrats:
8
Independents:
1

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Related oversight & investigations:

  • Russian Interference in the 2016 Election
    In 2018 the House Intelligence Committee concluded there was no Russian interference in the 2016 election. Democrats, now in control of the House Intelligence Committee, believe that the investigation was incomplete. In July 2018 Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election with the goal of helping Trump.

Members

Portrait of Richard Burr
Chair
Republican
North Carolina
Portrait of Mark Warner
Vice Chair
Democrat
Virginia
Portrait of James “Jim” Inhofe
Ex Officio
Republican
Oklahoma
Portrait of Mitch McConnell
Ex Officio
Republican
Kentucky
Portrait of John “Jack” Reed
Ex Officio
Democrat
Rhode Island
Portrait of Charles “Chuck” Schumer
Ex Officio
Democrat
New York
Portrait of Michael Bennet
Democrat
Colorado
Portrait of Roy Blunt
Republican
Missouri
Portrait of Susan Collins
Republican
Maine
Portrait of John Cornyn
Republican
Texas
Portrait of Tom Cotton
Republican
Arkansas
Portrait of Dianne Feinstein
Democrat
California
Portrait of Kamala Harris
Democrat
California
Portrait of Martin Heinrich
Democrat
New Mexico
Portrait of Angus King
Independent
Maine
Portrait of James Risch
Republican
Idaho
Portrait of Marco Rubio
Republican
Florida
Portrait of Benjamin Sasse
Republican
Nebraska
Portrait of Ron Wyden
Democrat
Oregon

Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.