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Lawmaker to Cut Disputed Language in Spy Bill

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that he had agreed to withdraw language from the fiscal 2006 intelligence authorization bill that would have curtailed the ability of the nation’s new spy chief to move personnel from one agency to another. Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) had inserted a provision in the bill requiring congressional approval before analysts or other intelligence specialists could be transferred from existing agencies to offices being set up to track terrorism and other threats.Full Story

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