Beside that, the House of Representatives, majority of which is controlled by the Republican Party, has adopted a draft resolution which presupposes creation of a special group across the security services on countering 'covert influence of Russia'. The document says about countering 'active measures by the Russian Federation to exert covert influence over peoples and governments'. In particular, the case is about 'manipulating media' and 'funding agents of influence'. The special committee will consist of representatives of office of the director of national intelligence, justice, treasury and energy departments, as well as the State Department and the FBI. It is supposed that annually they will be providing reports on what they have done with allegedly taking place 'covert acts of Russia. Apart from this, they will report on key steps taken on their initiative.
All in all, the draft resolution presupposes that budget of the US intelligence community will make up a little bit more than 70bln dollars in 2017. The document will be reviewed by the Senate and presented to President for signature in case of approval.