12月8日，美国众议院以336票赞成75票反对的投票结果了情报机构改革法案，这是情报局自1947年成立次“大手术”。该法案，美国将新设情报局长一职并增设全国性反恐中心；了情报搜集工作的优先顺序；美国的边境管理。外电报道如下：The scattered agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community are about to get a new leader. The question is: Will that person have enough authority to make them follow?
On Tuesday, the House broke a monthlong stalemate and approved legislation to overhaul the nation's intelligence system. The Senate is expected to follow suit today.
But the compromises that went into creating a director of national intelligence have left many government officials and espionage experts skeptical that key reforms will amount to more than an administrative reshuffling - or will make the nation any safer.
Follow suit表示“跟着出同花色的牌，跟着做，仿效别人”，例如：One shop began to prolong the shop hours, and all other shops along the same street followed suit.(一家店铺开始延长营业，同一条街上的商店也都照方抓药。)