Ohio’s Mike Turner Becomes Chairman of the Powerful House Intelligence Committee

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy on Jan. 23 officially appointed Mike Turner to serve as chairman of the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), a committee that oversees 17 national security agencies.
In the previous Congress, with the GOP the minority party in the House, Turner held the title of Ranking Member of the committee.
Turner, 63, is a McCarthy loyalist and a 20-year member of the House.
Surrounded by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 12, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
With Republicans taking control of the lower chamber of Congress, Turner was already the recognized leader of the committee….

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