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Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 1, 2013 3:23 AM EST | Kimberly Dozier

Posted on 01/02/2013 6:17:10 AM PST by Olog-hai

Congress has drastically trimmed the budget for U.S. spies and satellites for 2013, though not quite as deeply as the White House wanted.

In one of the last votes of the year, House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president’s $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies including the CIA, adding extra cash for the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida, and the counterintelligence fight against foreign governments trying to spy on the U.S. …

The bill was stripped of several measures meant to block the leaking of classified information, including a provision that would have limited which government officials could brief journalists on intelligence. …

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Funny enough, Dianne Feinstein is most worried about the last one. Guess it was necessary posturing since she is chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee?
1 posted on 01/02/2013 6:17:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Directing your attention to the belt so you don’t notice the mouth is consuming what’s left of the country at an accelerating rate.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 6:51:32 AM PST by DManA
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