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Rubio Statement on Confirmation of Haines for DNI

Jan 20, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Acting Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Ms. Avril D. Haines to serve as Director of National Intelligence (DNI):
“The DNI is the focal point for intelligence integration and is crucial to our national security,” Rubio said. “Our adversaries will not stand by and wait for the new administration to staff critical positions, and I am pleased my Senate colleagues joined me in swiftly confirming Director Haines to this important post. I look forward to working with Director Haines as she oversees the efforts of our nation’s 18 intelligence agencies, including efforts to comprehensively address the multifaceted national security and counterintelligence threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party.”