Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the House Intelligence Committee, returned from a Congressional Delegation trip to Japan and the Republic of Korea required for new Members of the Committee.

“This trip was an important opportunity for new Members of the House Intelligence Committee to highlight the importance of working with our allies in the region and to continue to build on our intelligence sharing capabilities,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The House Intelligence Committee plays an important role in keeping our nation safe, and I was pleased to have the chance to visit with General Vincent Brooks, United States Forces Korea to learn more about the serious threats facing us.

“During our trip, I also had the chance to meet and speak with a defector from North Korea who gave a first-hand account about what life is like in this rogue nation. I am grateful for the many opportunities to meet and thank the men and women in uniform who are downrange, for their service and sacrifice, including many from New York and who had previously been stationed at Fort Drum.

“I thank Chairman Nunes for his leadership on this Congressional Delegation visit and look forward to working with my colleagues on this Committee throughout this term to address the many challenges facing our national security.”