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H.R. 1892 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 1892 PDF XML

    Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (as reported)

  • Rules Committee Print of H.R. 1892 PDF XML
  • Changes to H.R. 1892 Contained in the Rules Committee Print PDF
  • H. Rept. 112-197 PDF XML

    Report from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 

Rule Information

 

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION ON H.RES. 392: 
Adopted by record vote of 237-163, after ordering the previous question by record vote of 226-176, on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

MANAGERS: Foxx/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 2218.

2. Provides one hour of general debate on H.R. 2218 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 2218.

4. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill as an original bill for purpose of amendment and provides that the amendment shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 2218 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the 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.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2218 with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 1892.

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

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 1892.

12. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the Rules Committee Print of H.R. 1892 dated August 31, 2011 and provides that the Print shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against the Rules Committee Print.

14. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 1892 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the 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.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report.

16. Provides that the chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in Part B the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

17. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1892 with or without instructions.

18. Provides that a motion to proceed with regard to a joint resolution of disapproval specified in subsection (a)(1) of section 3101A of title 31, United States Code shall be in order only if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee; and may be offered even following the sixth day specified in subsection (c)(3) of such section but not later than the legislative day of September 14, 2011.

Summary of Amendments in Part A to be Made in Order: 

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

#6
Would make technical and clarifying corrections to the bill as reported out of Committee. Would make additional policy changes to improve the Charter School Program, including provisions regarding parent input, annual grants, education for at-risk students, diverse charter school models, transportation needs, high quality applicants, and school lunch participants.
 
(10 minutes)
#12
(LATE) Would add to the purpose section of H.R. 2218 the importance of innovation in public education to prepare students to compete in the global economy.
 
(10 minutes)
#3
Would change the duration of Subgrants in the Grant Limitations Section from 5 years to 3 years to allow successful and eligible operating schools replicate and expand faster. The school must demonstrate successful operation data for no less than 3 years.
 
(10 minutes)
#11
(REVISED) Includes instruction and professional development in science, technology, engineering, and math studies as an objective, where appropriate, in the requirements for running a quality charter school program.
 
(10 minutes)
#5
Would promote innovation and quality in charter schools by adding a priority to states that allow charter school authorizers besides local educational agencies.
 
(10 minutes)
#2
Would strike “governor of a state” from the definition of “state entity” on page 20, thus removing Governors’ eligibility to apply for federal grant funding to oversee charter school operations in their states.
 
(10 minutes)
#8
Would encourage the Secretary of Education to include a priority for green school building practices in the application for states to ensure that federal investment in charter school facilities would be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
 
(10 minutes)
#9
Would strike subparagraph (d) of subsection (6) of Sec.(9) which is part of the definition of "high quality charter schools." Would strike the following language: "(D) has demonstrated success in increasing student academic achievement for the subgroups of students described in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II)."
 
(10 minutes)

 

Summary of Amendments in Part B to be Made in Order: 

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor
#
Description
Debate Time
#13
Would make various modifications and technical corrections including: 1) clarifies the language contained in section 102 that would limit distribution of the classified annex to ensure that the Executive Branch may distribute within the Executive Branch as necessary to implement the budget; 2) strikes section 307 concerning amendments to provisions requiring certain information be provided to Congress prior to transfer of detainees so as to maintain the process in current law; 3) strikes section 309 concerning a requirement that the DNI provide certain State Department documents related to detainees; 4) clarifies that decisions made pursuant to the authority in section 310 may not be delegated to an official below the level of the service acquisition executive for the agency concerned; 5) adds a new section that would permit the President to make temporary appointments to fill vacancies in offices within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that require Senate confirmation (except the DNI, for whom by Section 103A(a)(6) of the National Security Act of 1947 the Principal Deputy DNI is next in line) with a senior official who serves in another element of the Intelligence Community; and 6) strikes section 421, which requires confirmation of the Director of the National Security Agency.
 
(10 minutes)
#8
Would create a “Team B” -- a counterterrorism competitive analysis council of outside experts -- to continuously advise the Director of National Intelligence and the Congress on how best to revise plans, operations, concepts, organizations, and capabilities across the intelligence community in response to the evolving threat of terrorism and domestic radicalization.
 
(10 minutes)
#9
Would require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to report to the House and Senate Intelligence panels on information it has regarding the human rights violations of the military government in Argentina that resulted in 30,000 disappearances between the mid-1970's and mid-1980's.
 
(10 minutes)
#3
Would direct each agency that deals with classified documents to report to Congress within 1 year potential security risks associated with the acquisition of computer hardware. The report would include recommendations of what steps need to be taken to ensure computer hardware that is acquired for use with classified documents is not at risk being used to disclose information to outside sources.
 
(10 minutes)
#6
Would direct the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress not more than 180 days after enactment a National Intelligence Estimate on the impact of the recent revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East on the security of the State of Israel.
 
(10 minutes)
#7
Would require the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense to establish a coordinated strategy utilizing all available personnel and assets for intelligence collection and analysis to identify and counter network activity and operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan relating to the development and use of improvised explosive devices.
 
(10 minutes)
#2
Would express the sense of Congress that railway transportation security has been and must continue to be a priority of the intelligence community in infrastructure threat assessment, namely through the coordination of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis.
 
(10 minutes)
#4
(REVISED) Would require the National Security Strategy Report include outlining efficiencies, cost saving mechanism, and methods to streamline national defense, and homeland security intelligence capabilities.
 
(10 minutes)
#11
(REVISED) Would include Sense of Congress language to encourage the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to integrate the intelligence-sharing capabilities of fusion centers and leverage participation from all intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies to prevent acts of terrorism against the United States in a manner consistent with the Constitution.
 
(10 minutes)

 

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Carney (DE)DemocratWould express the sense of Congress that railway transportation security has been and must continue to be a priority of the intelligence community in infrastructure threat assessment, namely through the coordination of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis.Made In Order
3Version 1Cuellar (TX)DemocratWould direct each agency that deals with classified documents to report to Congress within 1 year potential security risks associated with the acquisition of computer hardware. The report would include recommendations of what steps need to be taken to ensure computer hardware that is acquired for use with classified documents is not at risk being used to disclose information to outside sources.Made In Order
4Version 2Cuellar (TX)DemocratRevised Would require the National Security Strategy Report include outlining efficiencies, cost saving mechanism, and methods to streamline national defense, and homeland security intelligence capabilities. Made In Order
9Version 1Hinchey (NY)DemocratWould require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to report to the House and Senate Intelligence panels on information it has regarding the human rights violations of the military government in Argentina that resulted in 30,000 disappearances between the mid-1970's and mid-1980's.Made In Order
5Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratWould direct the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community to investigate whether any Intelligence Community component was involved in domestic surveillance activities alongside state or local law enforcement organizations, and whether such IC activities violated existing legal prohibitions on domestic surveillance of U. S. citizens by intelligence community personnel.Submitted
6Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratWould direct the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress not more than 180 days after enactment a National Intelligence Estimate on the impact of the recent revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East on the security of the State of Israel.Made In Order
7Version 1Hunter (CA)RepublicanWould require the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense to establish a coordinated strategy utilizing all available personnel and assets for intelligence collection and analysis to identify and counter network activity and operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan relating to the development and use of improvised explosive devices.Made In Order
11Version 2Keating (MA)DemocratRevised Would include Sense of Congress language to encourage the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to integrate the intelligence-sharing capabilities of fusion centers and leverage participation from all intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies to prevent acts of terrorism against the United States in a manner consistent with the Constitution.Made In Order
10Version 1McDermott (WA)DemocratWould Codify the President’s Executive Order 13491 by aligning the interrogations policy for all employees of the federal government with the existing interrogations policy of the U.S. Military. Would prohibit interrogators throughout the federal government from using specific acts of torture in an interrogation, as defined in the Army Field Manual.Submitted
12Version 1Murphy, Christopher (CT)DemocratWould allow the head of an element of the intelligence community to consider a "Jobs Impact Statement," which outlines the effect of an award of a contract on domestic employment. Manufacturing jobs created or retained by the contract may be included in the Jobs Impact Statement.Submitted
1Version 1Poe (TX)RepublicanWould prohibit any funds authorized in the bill from being given to Pakistan.Submitted
13Version 1Rogers, Mike (MI)RepublicanWould make various modifications and technical corrections including: 1) clarifies the language contained in section 102 that would limit distribution of the classified annex to ensure that the Executive Branch may distribute within the Executive Branch as necessary to implement the budget; 2) strikes section 307 concerning amendments to provisions requiring certain information be provided to Congress prior to transfer of detainees so as to maintain the process in current law; 3) strikes section 309 concerning a requirement that the DNI provide certain State Department documents related to detainees; 4) clarifies that decisions made pursuant to the authority in section 310 may not be delegated to an official below the level of the service acquisition executive for the agency concerned; 5) adds a new section that would permit the President to make temporary appointments to fill vacancies in offices within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that require Senate confirmation (except the DNI, for whom by Section 103A(a)(6) of the National Security Act of 1947 the Principal Deputy DNI is next in line) with a senior official who serves in another element of the Intelligence Community; and 6) strikes section 421, which requires confirmation of the Director of the National Security Agency.Made In Order
14Version 1Ruppersberger (MD)Democrat Withdrawn Late Would strike section 421, which requires confirmation of the Director of the National Security Agency.Withdrawn
15Version 1Ruppersberger (MD)Democrat Withdrawn Late Would strike the entire text of the Rules committee print and replace with the Intelligence Authorization bill as reported out of the Intelligence Committee.Withdrawn
16Version 1Ruppersberger (MD)Democrat Withdrawn Late Would strike section 307, which would require reporting of certain information related to the transfer of detainees.Withdrawn
17Version 1Ruppersberger (MD)Democrat Withdrawn Late Would strike section 308, which would require reporting of certain information related to the transfer of detainees.Withdrawn
18Version 1Ruppersberger (MD)Democrat Withdrawn Late Would strike section 309, which would require reporting of certain information related to the transfer of detainees.Withdrawn
19Version 1Ruppersberger (MD)Democrat Withdrawn Late Would strike section 401 of the Rules Committee Print and replace it with a new section 401. Would require the Director of National Intelligence to submit to congressional intelligence committees a report on intelligence collection efforts to assess the threat that drug trafficking organizations or actors have on public lands.Withdrawn
8Version 1Wolf (VA)RepublicanWould create a “Team B” -- a counterterrorism competitive analysis council of outside experts -- to continuously advise the Director of National Intelligence and the Congress on how best to revise plans, operations, concepts, organizations, and capabilities across the intelligence community in response to the evolving threat of terrorism and domestic radicalization.Made In Order