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COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada, Chairman CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia

HIGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania JAMES B. ALLEN, Alabama

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, New Jersey DICK CLARK, Iowa

WilliaJ MCWHORTER COCHRANE, Staff Director

CHESTER U, SMITH, Chief Counsel
HIGH Q. ALEXANDER, Senior Counsel
LARRY E. SMITH, Minority Staff Director
JOHN P. CODER, Professional Staff Member

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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, February 3, 1976.

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MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1976

Statement of

llon. John Tower, vice chairman of the Select Committee To Study

Governmental Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities;

accompanied by Curt Smothers, minority counsel.

Hon. Robert Taft, Jr., a U.S. Senator from the State of Ohio...

Written statement of Hon. William V. Roth, Jr., a U.S. Senator from the

State of Delaware

Letters addressed to Chairman Cannon by-

Hon. Abraham Ribicoff, chairman of the Committee on Government

Operations.

Hon. James Abourezk, chairman of the Subcommittee on Separation

of Powers, with enclosed recommended amendments -

Hon. Sam Nunn, a U.S. Senator from the State of Georgia, and

Hon. Charles Il. Percy, ranking minority member of the Committee

on Government Operations, jointly --

Hon. Charles H. Percy, ranking minority member of the Committee

on Government Operations ..

Hon. Walter D. Huddleston, a U.S. Senator from the State of Ken-

tucky, and Hon. William V. Roth, Jr., a U.S. Senator from the

State of Delaware, jointly-

Hon. Edward M. Kennedy, Hon. Philip A. Hart, Hon. Birch Bayh,

Hon. Quentin N. Burdick, Hon. John V. Tunney, Hon. Charles

McC. Mathias, Jr., and Hon. James Abourezk, jointly, all members

of the Committee on the Judiciary

Elmer B. Staats, Comptroller General of the United States, with

enclosures.

William A. Ridgely, Senate financial clerk..

APPENDIX

Euxibit 1.-Statement of Mitchell Rogovin, before the House Select

Committee on Intelligence, December 9, 1975---

EXHIBIT 2.-Constitutional and statutory authority to conduct foreign

intelligence activities.

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Present: Senators (annon, Pell, Robert C. Byrd, Ulen, Clark,
Hugh Scott, and Griffin.

Staff present: William McWhorter Cochrane, staff director; Chester
H. Smith, chief counsel; Hngh Q. Alexander, senior counsel; John P.
Coder

, professional staff member; Dr. Floyd M. Riddick, professional

staff member; Jack L. Sapp, professional staff member; Ray Nelson, Roth, Jr., a U.S. Senator from it professional staff member; Larry E. Smith, minority staff director

Andrew Gleason, minority counsel; and Peggy Parrish, assistant chief

OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

VNDAY, APRIL 5, 1976

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The C'HAIRMAX. The committee will come to order. Today, the Committee on Rules and Administration is conducting a hearing on Senate Resolution 400, to establish a standing Committee of the Senate on Intelligence Activities, and for other purposes.

Senate Resolution 400 was reported by the Committee on Government Operations on March 1, 1976, and on the same day was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration for a period extending no later than March 20, 1976. Subsequently, on March 18, 1976, the msolution was referred simultaneously to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Rules and Administration with instructions that the Committee on the Judiciary make its recommendations to the Committee on Rules and Administration no later than March 29, 1976, and that the Committee on Rules and Administration file its report on Senate Resolution 400 no later than April 5, 1976. By unanimous-consent agreement on March 25, 1976, those reporting dates were ostended 3 days, to April 1, 1976, and April 8, 1976, respectively.

There is no question that in the light of recent disclosures of illegal or improper actions by certain of our intelligence agencies, the Congress should certainly review carefully its oversight vote on this most vital area. The Committee on Government Operations has spent 8 days of hearings and considerable additional time in arriving at the proposal we are considering today.

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APPENDIX of Mitchell Rogovin, before the House Select

on Intelligence, December 9, 1975.. al and statutory authority to conduct foreign activities.

Briefly, that proposal-Senate Resolution 100—would establish a new standing Committee of the Senate on Intelligence Activities to oversee and make continuing studies of the intelligence activities and programs of the C.S. Government, and to submit to the Senate appropriate proposals for legislation concerning such activities. The new committee would have 11 members, 6 majority and 5 minority. Continuous service on the committee would be limited to 6 years. The majority members would select the committee chairman, and the minority members would select its vice chairman.

The proposed committee would have legislative jurisdiction over the Central Intelligence Agency and the intelligence activities of all other departments and agencies of the Government, including, but not limited to, the intelligence activities of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and other agencies of the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Treasury. Also, the proposed committee would have authorization authority in respect to the strictly intelligence agencies, and in respect to the intelligence activities of the other departments and agencies I have just listed.

The jurisdiction of the standing Committees on Armed Services. Foreign Relations, Government Operations, and Judiciary would be accordingly modified or qualified.

Service by sta tf members of the proposed (Committee on Intelligence Activities would be strictly limited to 6 years, and such employees would require striet security clearance.

The resolution contains lengthy provisions relating to disclosure by the committee of intelligence information it receives from the executive agencies, including procedures in case of objection by the Presi(lent to any such disclosure.

The Select Committee on Standards and Conduct would investigate any alleged unauthorized disclosure of intelligence information by a Member or employee of the Senate and recommend appropriate action to the Senate.

The records of the Select Committee on Government Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities would be transferred to the new standing committee.

In addition, the proposed standing committee would be directed to engage in a study of a wide variety of subjects bearing on intelligence information and report back to the Senate thereon no later than July 1, 1977.

Without objection, I will insert the text of Senate Resolution 400 in the hearing record at this point.

The text of S. Res. 400 follows:

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