Donald Trump Names Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo as His Pick for CIA Director

The Kansas congressman is on the House Intelligence Committee.

— -- Rep. Mike Pompeo, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has been offered the position of CIA director, the Trump transition team said today.

The three-term Republican congressman from Wichita, Kansas, is a member of the House Energy Committee and the Intelligence Committee, which is responsible with conducting oversight of U.S. intelligence agencies and practices.

“I am honored to have been given this opportunity to serve and to work alongside President-elect Donald J. Trump to keep America safe," Pompeo said in a statement. "I also look forward to working with America’s intelligence warriors, who do so much to protect Americans each and every day."

A West Point graduate who graduated first in his class in 1986, Pompeo attended Harvard University Law School after leaving active duty, and was also an editor at the Harvard Law Review.

Pompeo will have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

ABC News’ Katherine Faulders and Devin Dwyer contributed to this story.