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oN.P4G e _,..L _ Approved For Release 2007/06/28: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100100044-5 f.egistration at Polls Gains WASHINGTON POST . Mio-` o se ;Wax*~aon 7a,S Sa t Wraer , -``= ;-The House-Rules Committee yester- lect committee on intelligence to fo- The danger is there will be too much ::,;Q rim - ~~'e-~ ~I f -f +,-1'-4-; ,- : secrecy." Aspin said there was some day n=oted to ,cre&te a permanent se-. But Rep. Les spin (D-Visl ershlp sources said the bill was now "This is areal can of worms," he being moved "because the administra-' said. But he added the new committee telligence Agency and the intelligence kept secret for years were leading the community. At-the same time, it voted -.. House to shut off access to informa- to restrict the- ccess House members tion on intelligence members for- haveto Information about Intelligence merly had. But he said he supported the move as a necessary trade off to activities: _ " :::,;;,'; consolidating oversight over the CIA The committee also voted to send to into one committee. : the floor, a 'bill' to allow-voters to reg- Rep. Sam Stratton (D-N.Y.) com- aster ,on election day. The Carter ad- plained that both the' Armed Services ministration had made the bill a No.1 Committee on which he serves and the International Relations Commit- priority Jn its election package but tee will lose jurisdiction'over the CIA. the measure has been stalled for two But he said few of his-. colleagues -months because of lack of votes. Lead- shared his concern. Many members of the Rule mittee and those testifying wa. restrict access even more.. .. ` ~.a.c we , v4 ;v yao3 and "this is a case of people not want- it. If a check shows the votes arm Ina to challenge the leadership." - ? there, the bill is scheduled for a floor Rules Committee member B. F. Sisk cote next Reek. (D-Calif.) also complained on Tuesday The intelligence committee is being when the matter came up that he had formed at the request of President not seen the measure creating the Carter and CIA Director StansfieId .'new committee and - that the Turner, who were concerned about "leadership is ramming it through." the access to intelligence information But after what was described as an in the House. _ :; "educational seminar"- by Speaker 1-1 Currently seven subcommittees Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. (D-Mass.), have jurisdiction over one intelligence Sisk and all other doubting Demo- agency or another. Beyond A hat; the crats voted for the measure yesterday, House has a rule that says that any 10 to 5, with the five Republicans vot- House member must be allowed to see ing against. any committee's records. or material. Republicans, plus Sisk; also voted The only exception to the rule-is the unanimously against the same-day ethics committee, which collects fi- voter registration - bill , which they nancial data on members and investi-.- charged was open to. widespread gates charges of misconduct. fraud. Two Republicans, Reps. Steve It was because of such a rule that Symms (Ida) and - Robert Doman Rep: Michael Harrington (fl-Mass.) (Calif.), obtained seen phony identifi- was able to look at Armed Services cation cards which they contend could Committee records on the overthrow. be used to register fraudulently and of the late president Salvador Allende vote. in Chile and American involvement, Chairman Frank k Thompson (D-N.J.) tion being leaked to the press. - - was quoted by United Press Interna- tional as calling the two "goddamn ly- But the new.13-member intelligence ing sons of bitches!' and Thompson committee, while not exempted from told the Rules Committee each state the rule, is permitted to make infor,; could set the standards for identifica oration available 'tinder such re'gula tion and there would be penalties for tions as the committee shall pre- . falsifying IDS. scribe:' Rep. Del Latta (R-Ohio) said a voter Rep. Richard Bolling (D-Mo.) said ` could take a real ID and go from pre- that could include any kind of recur- cinct to precinct and vote. He also Ity clearance the committee could speculated .that pel sons who don't deuise or It might simply make the vote because It is too much trouble to material available on. a "need to register would not take the trouble to. know" basis. 0" get the necessary identification. .- ? Approved For Release 2007/06/28: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100100044-5 -