H.Res. 744: H.R. 5020 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday April 25, 2006. 
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 227-198 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 228-194, on Friday April 26, 2006. 

MANAGERS: PUTNAM/MCGOVERN

109th Congress
2nd Session

H.RES. 774

[Report No. 109-438]

 

 

H.R. 5020 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007

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 the amendments printed in the report accompanying this resolution 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.

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. 5020) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 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. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, 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 AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

1.) Hoekstra (MI) #14
Strikes a provision relating to the Freedom of Information Act in Section 421 of the Committee Amendment, relating to protection of intelligence sources and methods. Clarifies that the membership of the Drug Enforcement Administration on the intelligence community is limited to the Office of National Security Intelligence of the Drug Enforcement Administration. (10 minutes)

2.) Fossella (NY) #6
Authorizes $5 million for a study to be conducted by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to identify the problems and the successes of terrorist-threat information sharing between the Federal, State, and local levels of government. Authorizes $10 million to establish centers of best practices. $3 million is authorized for the following five years to cover operational expenses of the centers. (10 minutes)

3.) Lee (CA) #8
Requires a report to House and Senate Intelligence committees describing any authorization granted during the past 10 years to engage in intelligence activities related to the overthrow of a democratically elected government. (10 minutes)

4.) Price (NC) #13
Requires: (1) the DNI to report to Congress on regulations issued by agencies within the Intelligence Community regarding minimum standards for hiring and training of contractors, functions appropriate for private sector contractors, and procedures for preventing waste, fraud, and abuse; (2) contractors awarded Intelligence Community contracts to provide a transparent accounting of their work to their contracting officers within Intelligence Community agencies; (3) the DNI to submit an annual report to Congress on the contracts awarded by Intelligence Community agencies; and (4) the DNI to make recommendations to Congress on enhancing the Intelligence Community’s ability to hire, promote, and retain highly qualified and experienced professional staff.(10 minutes)

5.) Andrews (NJ) #24
Requires the Director of National Intelligence to provide the Congress with a quarterly classified intelligence report on insurgent forces in Iraq. The report would contain intelligence on 1) the number of insurgent forces in Iraq, 2) the number of insurgent forces that are former members of the Ba’ath Party, 3) the number of insurgent forces that are members of al Qaeda or other known terrorist organizations, 4) a description of where the insurgent forces are located, their capabilities and sources of funding. (10 minutes)

6.) Renzi (AZ) #12
Makes findings with respect to the President’s authority to protect national security information and the harm from unauthorized disclosures of classified information, and express the Sense of Congress that the President should utilize his constitutional authority to the fullest extent practicable (where warranted) to classify and protect national security information and take action against persons who commit unauthorized disclosures. (20 minutes)

 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS

1.)Hoekstra (MI) #14

2.)Fossella (NY) #6

3.)Lee (CA) #8

4.)Price (NC) #13

5.)Andrews (NJ) #24

6.)Renzi (AZ) #12