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Thursday, December 14, 2006
Pelosi plans to establish new intelligence oversight panel
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Thursday she plans to establish a new congressional panel in the next session that integrates oversight with the House committee in charge of the intelligence budget .

Pelosi said the creation of the new House panel -- to consist of members from both the House Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Appropriations Committee -- will address a key recommendation of the 9-11 Commission, which said intelligence oversight by Congress was "dysfunctional" and called for reorganization.

The panel will ultimately make "oversight stronger and makes the American people safer," Pelosi said.

-- CNN Congressional Correspondent Andrea Koppel
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