- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
House Permanent Select Committee on IntelligenceHouse Committee on Oversight and Government ReformIntroducedMay 22nd, 2013
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What is it?
It would also require the Central Intelligence Agency to report to Congress all payments it made to officials in Afghanistan after September 11th, 2001. It’s worth noting that the President can waive any requirements in this bill if following them will harm national security or members of the military.
Of Note:The motivation behind this bill came from revelations that the CIA was handing over bags of money to Afghan President Karzai for access into his inner circles. The hope was also that the money would grant the CIA information and influence in the presidential palace:
"There is little evidence that the payments bought the influence the C.I.A. sought. Instead, some American officials said, the cash has fueled corruption and empowered warlords, undermining Washington’s exit strategy from Afghanistan.
'The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan,' one American official said, 'was the United States.'"
Media:Bill Sponsor Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) Press Release
New York Times
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