Republicans call on administration to end investigation into CIA interrogators

"When we have the CIA director indicate that we did receive information as a result of some of these activities … it seems to me that we are duty-bound to clear up the record, and to thank those men and women, not condemn them," Lungren added.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) also said on the floor that the Obama administration should accept the Bush administration's finding that techniques such as waterboarding are not torture.