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Mike Casey to join committee as minority staff director
Longtime aide David Grannis departing for Department of Homeland Security

Washington—Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced that Mike Casey will take over as the committee’s new minority staff director.

Mike Casey

“I strongly believe Mike Casey will ably lead the minority staff of the Intelligence Committee. Mike has more than 20 years of congressional experience, the last eight years with the House Armed Services Committee. Mike has extensive experience covering many of the same issues the Intelligence Committee oversees, most notably the global hotspots that the intelligence frequently monitors. I look forward to working closely with Mike on the many vital issues the committee covers,” Feinstein said.

Casey, who first came to Congress in 1995, has served as a professional staff member on the House Armed Services committee since 2007. He also held positions with Congressman Vic Snyder and Congresswoman Carrie Meek.

David Grannis

“David Grannis will be missed. He not only has a keen knowledge of the intelligence community, he also has the steady judgment on which I have come to rely. David has been a loyal advisor on some of the most difficult topics that Congress has had to address. I thank David for both his service to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been extraordinary, and his friendship to me. I wish him well in his new position,” Feinstein said.

Grannis, who first came to Congress in 2001, has served as the Senate Intelligence Committee’s staff director or minority staff director since 2009. He first joined the committee as a staffer for Senator Feinstein in 2005. He previously held positions with the House Select Committee on Homeland Security and Congresswoman Jane Harman.

Grannis is departing Congress to become the Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security.