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Offbeat In bipartisan vote, House approves Intel appropriations

02:14  13 july  2018
02:14  13 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Ted Yoho Retweeted House Appropriations . Today I voted to fund our military & ensure they have the resources & training they need to defend America. The House just passed the FY19 Defense funding bill on a bipartisan vote of 359-49. pic.twitter.com/hOMTGafFtk.

The U.S. House today approved legislation to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill contains the full legislation and funding for all of the 12 annual Appropriations bills.

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The House on Thursday passed legislation authorizing appropriations for intelligence activities for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 in a bipartisan 363-54 vote.

In addition to authorizing intelligence-related funding, the legislation increases congressional oversight by requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) and the intelligence community to develop a plan to assess "numerous roles, missions and functions of the Defense Intelligence Agency."

The bill aims to improve injury benefits for CIA employees, allocate funds to fight against potential election interference, creates an Infrastructure Security Center within the Department of Energy to coordinate intelligence and increases pay for certain employees in an attempt to improve retention within agencies for "critical cyber missions," according to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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The United States House Committee on Appropriations is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. The committee is responsible for passing appropriation bills along with its Senate counterpart.

The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2019 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill on a vote of 47-0. This bipartisan product will provide Congress with the necessary resources to continue our oversight work, and no more.”

Under the legislation, Congress would require the intelligence community to provide reports on investigations into classified leaks, timelines for security clearances, Russian influence on elections and the process used to review information on computer vulnerabilities.

While the White House praised the legislation for providing the means to carry out its national security strategy, it expressed concerns about 10 different provisions - including reporting requirements on classified information and language requiring a policy for minimum insider threat standards - ahead of the vote.

John Kerry defends Obama administration's warnings on Russian meddling .
President Trump has blamed former President Barack Obama for not doing enough to speak out about Russian meddlingKerry, appearing on "Face the Nation" Sunday, said Obama did confront Putin in private, but didn't do so publicly because information about Russian meddling "was just unfolding" ahead of the election. The Obama administration also needed to ensure confidence in the election, and share information in a way that wouldn't give Mr. Trump a platform to claim the election was rigged, Kerry suggested.

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