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Senator Saxby Chambliss Will Propose the Next Steps for Intelligence Reform to the Atlanta Press Club.

ATLANTA -- U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) will propose the next steps for intelligence reform during a speech to the Atlanta Press Club's Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, May 4 at The Commerce Club.

Chambliss, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Armed Services Committee, will explore human intelligence (HUMINT), congressional oversight and the formation of a unified combatant command for intelligence (INTCOM) within the Department of Defense. He will also assert that last year's intelligence reform bill was the beginning of a process and that much more work must be done.

Senator Chambliss is one of the foremost experts on national defense and security. Chambliss has earned international recognition as former Chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for four terms before being elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2002.

The event, sponsored by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. Senator Chambliss will speak at 12:30 p.m. and end with a question & answer session by 1 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Members of the Atlanta Press Club may purchase individual tickets for $28 and tables with signage for $280. Nonmembers may purchase individual tickets for $35 each and tables of 10 with signage for $350. Reservations will be accepted first come, first serve and must be made by Tuesday, May 3, 5:00 p.m. No refunds.

Register online at or call 404-577-7377. Parking at The Commerce Club is included only for guests who are paying for lunch. The club is conveniently located at 34 Broad Street, Atlanta, and across the street from the Five Points MARTA station. For directions, please visit

Members of the working media who are covering the event may attend at no cost (no lunch provided). Journalists must make a reservation with APC Executive Director Sarah Douglas by Wednesday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. Call 404-523-1318 or email

Since its establishment in 1964, the Atlanta Press Club has become the second largest journalism organization in the world -- second only to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. With over 800 members, it strives to serve the professional and social needs of the journalism community, fostering journalistic excellence and advancing the public's interest in and understanding of the free press.
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