Sep 22 2004

SHELBY COMMENTS ON THE CONFIRMATION OF PORTER GOSS AS CIA DIRECTOR

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, had the following statement regarding Senate confirmation of Representative Porter Goss (R-FL) to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

“I supported the confirmation of Porter Goss today, and I believe his extensive background on intelligence matters and his years of experience as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Army intelligence officer and CIA officer will serve him well in this position.”

“Our national security demands strength, tenacity, and effective leadership to meet the challenges that lie ahead at the CIA. I wish Porter Goss every success in meeting this challenge.”