Feinstein addressed speculation that the committee shuffle would put her in a position to chair Intelligence in a statement Friday: If Senator Byrds resignation means that I will chair the Intelligence Committee, I would welcome the responsibility, and I am prepared to address the great challenges facing our nation. I believe that strong oversight of the intelligence community is critical to ensuring our national security, and to restoring Americas reputation in the world.
The Rules gavel would then likely fall to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.