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WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a bill to authorize funding for intelligence agencies and support critical national security programs, including those that counter threats from Russia and China.

Thursday’s vote was 363 to 54.

The article goes on to state the following:

The House bill would increase the pay for intelligence employees with cyber skills and defend against foreign threats to federal U.S. elections. It would create a center within the Energy Department to coordinate intelligence on threats to infrastructure.

According to the report, the bill requires intelligence agencies to report leaks of classified information and Russian influence campaigns to Congress.

The Senate must now pass a companion bill.

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