House passes intelligence bill aimed at thwarting Russia’s ‘influence over people & governments’

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The House of Representatives has passed an intelligence bill aimed at tackling what Washington claims is political interference by Russia on a global level. The 93-page bill, passed by the House in a 390-30 vote on Wednesday, calls for setting up a new, interagency panel to suppress Russia’s alleged attempts to “exert covert influence over peoples and governments,” The Washington Post reported. The draft legislation goes on to state that the panel would be tasked with “countering active measures by Russia to exert covert influence, including exposing falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.”

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