H. Res. 989: H.R. 6237 - Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-4 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-178 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 229-182 on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Collins

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 989

Report No. 115-815

 

H.R. 6237 - Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-80 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in. the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the repo1·t.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6237) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-80. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Keating (MA)

#2

Adds Russian to the list of the languages in Sec. 1501.

(10 minutes)

  1. Schneider (IL)

#13

Amends Sec. 1503 to include a list of foreign state or foreign nonstate actors involved in the threats to election campaigns for Federal offices.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#33

(LATE) (REVISED) Amends the Sense of Congress already in the bill on the importance of re-review of security clearances held by individuals by adding consideration of whether the security clearance holder’s association or sympathy with persons or organizations that advocate, threaten, or use force or violence, or any other illegal or unconstitutional means, in an effort to prevent others from exercising their rights under the Constitution or laws of the United States or of any state, including but not limited to race, religion, national origin, or disability.

(10 minutes)

  1. Vargas (CA)

#21

Adds “the use of virtual currencies” to “section 1505” to ensure it is included in the assessment of threat finance.

(10 minutes)

  1. Torres (CA), Wagner (MO)

#1

(REVISED) Directs Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis, to produce a national intelligence estimate of the revenue sources of the North Korean regime.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hastings, Alcee (FL)

#9

(REVISED) Directs the Director of National Intelligence to create and implement a plan that expands the recruitment efforts of all intelligence agencies geographic parameters used in recruitment efforts so that rural and other underserved regions across the nation are more fully represented in such efforts.

(10 minutes)

  1. Schneider (IL), Meadows (NC), Torres (CA), Sinema (AZ)

#14

(REVISED) Directs the DNI to report on Iran’s support for proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon, including Hizballah, and an assessment of the threat posed to Israel and other U.S. regional allies.

(10 minutes)

  1. Bera (CA), Connolly (VA), Garamendi (CA), Larsen, Rick (WA)

#15

(REVISED) Requires a briefing to relevant Congressional committees on the anticipated geopolitical effects of emerging infectious disease and pandemics, and their implications on the national security of the United States.

(10 minutes)

  1. Kennedy (MA)

#19

(REVISED) Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report on the potential establishment of the ‘‘Foreign Malign Influence Response Center,’’ comprised of analysts from all elements of the intelligence community, to provide comprehensive assessment of foreign efforts to influence United States political processes and elections.

(10 minutes)

  1. Rice, Kathleen (NY), King, Peter (NY)

#20

(REVISED) Requires the Director of National Intelligence to report on the possible exploitation of virtual currencies by terrorist actors.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lipinski (IL)

#27

(LATE) (REVISED) Requires an annual report from the Director of National Intelligence describing Iranian expenditures on military and terrorist activities outside the country, such as on Hezbollah, Houthi rebels in Yemen, Hamas, and proxy forces in Iraq and Syria.

(10 minutes)

  1. Davidson (OH)

#35

(LATE) (REVISED) Amends an existing reporting requirement to include information about disciplinary actions taken for failure to comply with Section 702 FISA guidelines.

(10 minutes)