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Intelligence Studies Essay

Congress and Counterintelligence: The Unique Vulnerabilities of the U.S. Congress to Malign Foreign Influence

The United States needs more than the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) to ensure that our legislators and their staffers are transparent about their contacts with foreign actors who may be seeking to exert influence.

2001 AUMF

Repealing the 2001 AUMF? A Surprise Vote by the House Appropriations Committee

A pretty remarkable development in today's House Appropriations markup on the Defense Appopriations bill.  For many years, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) has been putting forward amendments intended to repeal or sunset the 2001 AUMF.  They normally do not go anywhere.  This morning she moved one that would terminate the 2001 AUMF in 240 days, and lo-and-behold the majority went along with it.  It passed with only Kay Granger (R-TX) opposing.  

 

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