The heads of the Senate and House intelligence committees said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the United States isn't safer from terrorism than it was one or two years ago.

"There are more groups than ever, and there is huge malevolence out there," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union."

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) echoed Feinstein's concerns.

"I absolutely agree that we're not safer today," Rogers said. He added that "al-Qaeda as we knew it before is metastasizing into something different."