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JOHN L. MCCLELLAAN, ARK'BI~F ~CFIARLES H, PERCY ILL.lease 2005/02/10: CIA-RDP78M02660R006362d0~3y1`5 HENRY VI. JACKSON, WASH. JACOB K. JAVITS, N.Y. EDMUND S. MUSKIE, MAINE WILLIAM V. ROTH, JR., DEL. LEE METCALF. MONT. BILL BROCK, TENN. JAMES B. ALLEN, ALA. LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., CONN. LAWTON CHILES, FLA. ~yy SAM NUNN. GA. ~? r~f e~ ,~f of a ,~-ertiaf JO JOHN GLENN. OHIO RICHARD A. WEGMAN CHIEF COUNSEL AND STAFF DIRECTOR January 6, 1976 AT g s a i.ve Uounsel Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D. C. 20505 AT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS WASHINGTON. D.C. 20510 I very much appreciate the time you and your colleagues made available for Chuck Meissner and myself last week. The discussion was most useful in helping to develop our thinking on some of the issues that we will be facing on the question of Congressional oversight. During the meeting we touched on the question of the furnish- ing of information to Congress by executive agencies and what guidelines or procedures could be set up. The Government Operations Committee has had pending before it since July S. 2170, which attempts to set up a formalized procedure for Congressional receipt of information from Federal agencies. I have enclosed a. copy of the bill. The Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the Govern- ment Operations Committee has now referred the bill to the full Committee for possible markup. Tentative changes made to date by the Subcommittee with regard to S. 2170 include: 1) Section 341(a) requiring that agencies keep Congressional committees "fully and currently informed with respect to all matters relating to that agency" was struck 2) Various minor technical amendments. It is unknown when this will come before the full Committee. My preference would be to handle this after dealing with Congressional oversight of the intelligence agencies although Senator Muskie would like to move sooner. Approved For Release 2005/02/10 : CIA-RDP78MO266OR000300020063-5 Approved For Release 2005/02/10 : CIA-RDP78MO266OR000300020063-5 4, January 6, 1976 Page 2 I would be interested in any comments you have on S. 2170. Jo iii B. Childers Ch' f Counsel to the Minority Approved For Release 2005/02/10 : CIA-RDP78MO266OR000300020063-5 Approved For Release 2005/02/10 : CIA-RDP78MO266OR000300020063-5 9-1-ma CONGRESS 1s"r SESSION S. 2170 IN. ME SENATE OF TIIE UNITED STATES JULY 24 (legislative day, Juir 21), 1975 Mr. llusim, (for himself, Mr. ROTH, Mr. AB0urEZK, and Mr. JAVITS) intro- duced the following bill; which was read twice and referred Jo the. Con-~- mittee on Government Operations A I'lYL.L To establish a procedure assuring Congress the full and prompt cers Production of information requested from Federal A' and employees. 1 Be it enacted by the ..Senate and House of Representa- 2.. "lives of the United States of America in Congress,c gsembledt 31. That this Act may be cited as the "Congressional Right to,- 4 Information Act". 5 Sic. 2. (a) Title III of the Legislative Reorganization:' 6 Act of 1,170 is amend sd by adding at.the". end thereof the 7 following new part : Approved For Release 2005/02/10 CIA-RDP78MO2660R000300020063-5