White House Agrees To Share Covert Operations Information With More Members Of Congress -- Washington Post
Senate and House intelligence committee leaders and the White House have agreed on measures that would require the administration to share information on covert operations with a larger group of overseers, congressional sources said Monday.
The compromise might mean that Congress will pass an intelligence authorization bill this year, the first time since 2004.
According to a draft bill that the House sent the Senate on Friday, the White House would be required to notify the full membership of both congressional intelligence committees of presidential directives to conduct covert action, known as "findings." At present, the administration is required to notify only the so-called Gang of Eight, the chairmen and ranking members of each committee and the party leadership in both chambers.
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