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House Passes New Version of Intelligence Authorization Bill; Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger Comments

CongressThe U.S. Congress has passed legislation authorizing funding for future intelligence programs within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and CIA, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Cristina Marcos reports the bill approves spending for those programs through fiscal year 2015 and will now be subject to review by the White House.

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), a House Intelligence Committee ranking member, the bill would ensure intelligence funds go to programs approved by Congress.

An initial House version of the legislation was passed on May 30 with a 345-59 vote.

The Senate cleared its version earlier this month, the report said.

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