From David Ignatius: The House intelligence committee used to be one of the meanest snake pits in Congress, a place where members were so busy sniping at each other they failed to provide effective oversight of the intelligence community. It was a model of what was wrong with Washington.

Amazingly enough, the committee has found its way out of the wilderness under a new chairman and ranking member, Reps. Mike Rogers and C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger. With their leadership, the House has approved intelligence authorization bills by lopsided bipartisan margins the past two fiscal years, after many years when the committee was too divided to pass such legislation. · Go to House panel leaders develop bipartisan intelligence →