Rep Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced H.R.5709 to the House on October 25th, 2021. It was thereafter referred to the House Intelligence Committee. The bill directs the Director of National Intelligence to produce a National Intelligence Estimate on the situation in Afghanistan, and for other purposes. The bill also states that this National Intelligence Estimate must include the presence in Afghanistan (economically, militarily, diplomatically, etc.) of countries like China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and other relevant countries. The bill also requires that the report under subsection (a) must include a detailed report on the finances of the Taliban, especially financial contributions from China, Iran, Russia, and any other foreign country in the Arab Gulf Region or elsewhere determined to be relevant.
- Rep Jason Crow (D-CO) introduces H.R.5709