Skip to comments.Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013
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 presidents $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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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.