Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report

 

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Cheney Spurns Legislation to Revamp Intelligence." 28 Mar. 1992, 817.

Defense Secretary Cheney rejected the Boren and McCurdy reorganization bills as "so seriously flawed that selective amendments would not make either of them acceptable."

[Reform/90s/B&M]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "CIA Says None of Its People Had Role in Slayings." 29 Jul. 1995, 817.

"An internal CIA investigation and a preliminary review by the White House's Intelligence Oversight Board have found no evidence that a CIA employee was involved in the killings of a Guatemalan rebel and an American innkeeper." The Inspector General's report also "found no evidence that any agency employee 'knowingly misled the congressional oversight committees or deliberately decided to withhold information from them.'" The report did acknowledge a failure on the part of the CIA to keep the respective congressional committees informed.

[CIA/90s/95/Guat]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Combest Has 'Fairly Radical' Intelligence Agency Plans." 9 Mar. 1996, 635.

HPSCI Chairman Combest is proposing creation of a new spy agency that would combine the CIA's Directorate of Operations with the Defense Department's overseas collection activities. He has also proposed abolishing the NSA and creating a new Technical Collection Agency to collect all satellite, signals intelligence, and air reconnaissance data.

Combest subsequently toned down his proposals, removing many of "the sweeping structural changes" he had originally included in his bill. Lori Nitschke and Mark T. Kehoe, "Panel Scales Back Proposal to Revamp Spy Apparatus," Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 11 May 1996, 1317.

[Reform/90s/96/HPSCI]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Committee Criticizes CIA in Iraq Loans Case." 6 Feb. 1993, 277.

"Ineptness and inadequate communications between the CIA and the Justice Department -- rather than intentional wrongdoing -- impeded the government's handling of a case against the Atlanta branch manager of the Banco Nazionale del Lavorno (BNL), the Senate Intelligence Committee staff has found.

"In a 163-page report released Feb. 5, the committee staff chronicled numerous intelligence reports -- dating back to 1989 -- raising the possibility that officials of BNL's Italian Headquarters knew of illegal loans to Iraq. However, the information was never received by Justice Department prosecutors.... The report calls on the director of the CIA and the attorney general to work with Congress to come up with a better way for the agencies to share such information."

[CIA/90s/93/BNL]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Hearings on CIA Nominee Delayed for Probes." 1 Feb. 1997, 303.

[CIA/90s/97/Lake]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Hearings on New CIA Nominee Likely in Mid-April." 29 Mar. 1997, 751.

[CIA/DCIs/Tenet]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "House Committee Approves Intelligence Authorization Bill." 2 May 1998, 1169.

On 29 April 1998, the HPSCI approved a Fiscal Year 1999 authorization bill for intelligence activities.

[GenPostwar/Budgets/99]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Intelligence Authorization Gets Clinton Signature." 22 Nov. 1997, 2917.

[GenPostwar/Budgets/98]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "More Surplus Funds Found in Spy Agency Coffers." 3 Feb. 1996, 309.

The SSCI chairman and vice chairman have voiced concerns about the existence of an additional $820 million surplus in NRO funds that the Clinton administration wants to use to help cover the costs of the Bosnia peacekeeping mission.

[Recon/NRO]

  Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Retirement Bill Clears Senate." 29 May 1993, 1373.

On 26 May 1993, the Senate passed by voice vote legislation providing lump-sum payments of up to $25,000 for specific categories of CIA employees who take early retirement. The House had passed the bill two days earlier. Intelligence Committee Chairman Dan Glickman said "the payments were needed to help the intelligence agency reach a 17.5 percent reduction in its work force by 1997."

[CIA/90s]

Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Senate Passes Authorization for Intelligence Activities." 27 Jun. 1998, 1776.

On 26 June 1998, the Senate passed legislation authorizing funding for intelligence activities for Fiscal Year 1999. The House had acted previously on 7 May 1998. 

[GenPostwar/Budgets/99]

Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Tenet Selects Deputy." 26 Jul. 1997, 1807.

The newly sworn in DCI announced on 21 July 1997 that the Clinton administration had nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. John A. Gordon to be DDCI. The SSCI approved Gordon's nomination on 8 October 1997. CQWR, 11 Oct. 1997, 2497. Gordon received full Senate confirmation on 27 October 1997. CQWR, 1 Nov. 1997, 2699.

[CIA/90s/97/Gen & DCIs/Tenet][c]

Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Editors. "Vote on CIA Nominee Delayed Pending Financial Inquiry." 17 May 1997, 1150.

[CIA/DCIs/Tenet][c]

 

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