House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence oversees, for the U.S. House of Representatives, both the intelligence policy of the United States and the agencies of the United States intelligence community . It also has oversight of certain covert action and clandestine operations of the intelligence community; this has been controversial when some activities are conducted by military special operations personnel and not deemed "intelligence" by the Administration.

Many of its hearings are closed to the public, in that they deal with classified information or the subset that is under compartmented control systems. While, for example, the overall budget for the intelligence community is, after many years of argument, available, the main line item budgets are in supplemental reports to the appropriations documents. The general classified document has been available, on request, to any member of Congress, although the compartmented material can be further restricted.