H.R. 4548 - Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2005

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-3 on Tuesday, June 22, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 220-200, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS BY A RECORD VOTE OF 222-200 on Friday, June 23, 2004.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/SLAUGHTER
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 4548 - Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2005

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

3.Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

7. Provides that amendments shall be considered only in the order specified 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.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.

9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the 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. 4548) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 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 chairman 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. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee 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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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 THE AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Goss #5
Restores the authorization of funds for the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) to the level requested by the President in the fiscal year 2005 budget request ($37.8 million). (10 Minutes)

Gallegly #15
Amends current law regarding designations of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). Replaces the requirement to formally re-designate FTOs every 2 years with a procedure allowing these groups to petition the Secretary at 2-year intervals to have their designation revoked. Requires the Secretary to review the designation of each FTO every 6 years. Establishes a new procedure for handling the situation in which a terrorist organization changes its name or uses new aliases. Requires that the State Department's annual report on terrorism include information on countries and FTOs that are seeking to obtain weapons of mass destruction. (20 Minutes)

Boehlert #18
Expresses the sense of Congress to: affirm that the world has been made safer with the dismantling and removal of Libya's weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them; acknowledge that this would not have been possible if not for the demonstrated resolve of the United States in the global war on terror and in the liberation of Iraq by United States and Coalition Forces; commend the President for having the courage to undertake those policies which persuaded Libya to agree to relinquish such weapons; and urge other countries such as Iran, Syria, and North Korea, to follow Libya's example and voluntarily dismantle their weapons of mass destruction and submit their programs to international inspections. (20 Minutes)

Johnson, Sam (TX) #16
Expresses the sense of Congress that the apprehension, detention, and interrogation of terrorists are fundamental to the successful prosecution of the Global War on Terror. (20 Minutes)

Rogers, Mike (MI) #17
Expresses the sense of Congress in support of the efforts of the Intelligence Community. (20 Minutes)

Ackerman #1
Requires the Director of Central Intelligence to report to the appropriate committees of Congress regarding: the efforts of any Pakistani entity or individual to acquire or transfer weapons of mass destruction and related technologies or missile equipment and technology to any other nation, entity or individual; Pakistani steps to curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them; Pakistan steps to ensure that their own nuclear weapons are secure; an estimate of the size of the Pakistani fissile material stockpile; efforts by the government of Pakistan to fight al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other terrorist networks inside Pakistan; and efforts by the government of Pakistan to establish and strengthen democratic institutions in that country. Provides that the first report be due 90 days after the date of enactment and annually thereafter until April 1, 2009. (10 Minutes)

Shays #13
Expresses the sense of Congress that the head of each element of the Intelligence Community, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the intelligence elements of the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the Department of the Treasury should make available upon a request from a committee of Congress with jurisdiction over matters relating to the Office of the Iraq Oil-for-Food Program of the United Nations, any information and documents in the possession or control of such element in connection with any investigation of that Office by such a committee. (20 Minutes)

Kucinich #12
Directs the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency to audit the evidence of the relationship, existing prior to September 11, 2001, between the regime of Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, referenced in all intelligence reporting, including products, briefings, and memoranda, distributed by the Central Intelligence Agency to the White House and Congress. (10 Minutes)

Simmons #3
Directs the Director of Central Intelligence to report to Congress on the progress the Intelligence Community is making in utilizing Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). (10 Minutes)

Reyes #8
Withholds 25% of the funds available to the Central Intelligence Agency Program, the General Defense Intelligence Program, the Joint Military Intelligence Program, and the Army Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities Program until the appropriate congressional committees receive all documents related to the handling and treatment of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere. (20 Minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE(.pdf)

Goss #5

Gallegly #15

Boehlert #18

Johnson, Sam (TX) #16

Rogers, Mike (MI) #17

Ackerman #1

Shays #13

Kucinich #12

Simmons #3