H.Res. 315: H.R. 2596 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Monday, June 15, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 236-189 on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

MANAGERS:Hastings/Collins

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 315

Report No. 114-155

 

H.R. 2596 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

  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 114-19 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 report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Section 2 of the rule provides that the motion to reconsider the vote on the question of concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title 2 (TAA) of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 may continue to be postponed through the legislative day of Thursday, July 30, 2015.

 

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. 2596) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 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 amendments specified in this section 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 114-19. 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.

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on the recorded vote ordered on the question of reconsideration of the vote on the question of concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title II of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 may continue to be postponed through the legislative day of Thursday, July 30, 2015.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Israel (NY), Lamborn (CO), Graham (FL)

22

22 (LATE) (REVISED) Requires the Director of National Intelligence to provide a report to the congressional intelligence and defense committees on the trends related to tunnel use by our adversaries and an update on collaborative efforts with partner countries. The report is due 10 months after enactment and biennially for the next four years.

(10 minutes)

2. Israel (NY), Hanna (NY)

19

Requires the Director of National Intelligence to provide report to the congressional intelligence and defense committees on the cyber threat trends identified by the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, an assessment of collaborative efforts between federal agencies, and recommendations to improve those collaborative efforts. The report is due 1 0 months after enactment and annually for the next three years.

(10 minutes)

3. Crowley (NY), Serrano (NY), Curbelo (FL)

12

Allows the Director of National Intelligence to provide grants to Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education for the purpose of offering advanced foreign language programs deemed in the immediate interest of the intelligence community and for study abroad and cultural immersion programs.

(10 minutes)

4. Keating (MA), McCaul (TX), Katko (NY), Loudermilk (GA)

23

(LATE) (REVISED) Requires report on intelligence sharing with members of the EU and NATO regarding the travel of foreign fighters to and from Iraq and Syria and an analysis of the challenges impeding coordinated intelligence efforts.

(10 minutes)

5. Keating (MA)

24

(LATE) Restores reporting requirement on the progress of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in implementing information-sharing principles.

(10 minutes)

6. Schiff (CA), Smith, Adam (WA)

16

Strikes four sections of the bill which add new restrictions to prevent the Administration from closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.

(10 minutes)

7. Rooney (FL), Sewell (AL)

8

Requires a report detailing the Intelligence Community’s utilization of the National Science Foundation's CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program. The report shall include a description of how each element of the Intelligence Community recruits CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program graduates, a description of processes available to expedite IC hiring and security clearance of CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program graduates, and any changes to legislative authorities needed to improve IC access to new graduates in cybersecurity and related fields.

(10 minutes)

8. Moulton (MA)

1

(REVISED) Requires a report and briefing regarding the impacts on the intelligence community (IC) of the recently disclosed cyber breach at OPM. The report must analyze how the breach may negatively impact the including personnel and operations- and best practices for data security in the IC that OPM should follow.

(10 minutes)

9. Turner (OH), Rogers, Mike (AL), Engel (NY)

13

Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress on the funding of political parties and NGOs in former Soviet states by the Russian Federation and the security and intelligence services of the Russian Federation. The report shall be submitted in unclassified form and allows for a classified annex.

(10 minutes)

10. Farr (CA)

26

(LATE) Requires an ODNI report on continuous evaluation of security clearance.

(10 minutes)

11. Sinema (AZ), Fitzpatrick (PA)

10

(REVISED) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Intelligence Community should dedicate necessary resources to defeating, the revenue mechanisms of the Islamic State. Directs the DNI to submit a report on the strategy efforts, and resources of the Intelligence Community that are necessary to detect, deter, and degrade the revenue mechanisms of the Islamic State.

(10 minutes)

12. Crowley (NY), Bera (CA), Engel (NY), Chabot (OH), Holding (NC), Schweikert (AZ), Nadler (NY)

11

(REVISED) Requires a report from the DNI on possibilities for growing national security cooperation between the US, Israel, and India.

(10 minutes)

13. Wilson, Joe (SC)

29

(LATE) Directs the Director of National Intelligence to study how we measure cyber attacks and report to the relevant committees in both a classified and unclassified format.

(10 minutes)

14. Poe (TX), Keating (MA)

2

Requires the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress on the nexus between terrorist groups and wildlife trafficking, how wildlife trafficking impacts U.S. national security, and key actors and facilitators of wildlife trafficking.

(10 minutes)

15. Poe (TX), Keating (MA)

3

(REVISED) Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report that represents the coordinated assessment of the intelligence community on how terrorists and terrorist organizations are using social media, the intelligence value of social media posts by terrorists and terrorist organizations, and the impact on the national security of the United States of the public availability of terrorist content on social media.

(10 minutes)

16. Poe (TX)

4

(REVISED) Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress a strategy to defeat ISIL and al-Qaeda.

(10 minutes)