Rokita Votes To Give Intelligence Community Essential Resources

May 14, 2011 Issues: Defense and National Security

Washington, D.C. – Representative Todd Rokita (IN-4) today voted for H.R. 754, the 2011 Intelligence Authorization Act.  Rokita released the following statement:

“This bill is critical to ensuring that our intelligence agencies have the tools and resources necessary to keep Americans safe, identify and disrupt plots against the United States and our allies, and bring our enemies to justice.  Aggressive, but legal, intelligence and interrogation methods are critical to the War on Terror and our national security.  Congress must ensure that our intelligence agencies have every tool available to keep our country safe.” 

H.R. 754, the 2011 Intelligence Authorization Act, passed the House of Representatives on May 13, 2011, by a vote of 392-15.  H.R. 754 provides critical Congressional oversight to ensure that America’s intelligence agencies have the tools and resources necessary to conduct counter-terrorism operations like the one that killed Osama bin Laden, defend against domestic terror attacks, detect the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and protect against cyber attacks.