US Senate approves intelligence authorization bill

Key congressional Democrats confirmed Monday that Senate and House Intelligence committee leaders and the White House have agreed on measures that would require the White House to share more information on covert operations with them. According to a draft authorization bill that the House sent the Senate on Friday, Sept. 24, the White House would be required to expand notification of presidential covert action “findings,” or directives, from the so-called “Gang of Eight” to the entire membership of both congressional intelligence committees.

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  1. […] US Senate approves intelligence authorization bill (via The Lift – Legal Issues in the Fight against Terrorism) September 29, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments Key congressional Democrats confirmed Monday that Senate and House Intelligence committee leaders and the White House have agreed on measures that would require the White House to share more information on covert operations with them. According to a draft authorization bill that the House sent the Senate on Friday, Sept. 24, the White House would be required to expand notification of presidential covert action “findings,” or directives, from the … Read More […]

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