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H.R. 4681 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 113-45 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 4681 as ordered reported by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

  • Text of H.R. 4681 PDF XML

    Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 (as reported)
            - H.R. 4681 (as introduced)  PDF XML

  • H. Rept. 113-463 PDF

    Report from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, May 29, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 604: 

Agreed to by voice vote on Friday, May 30, 2014.

MANAGERS: Bishop (UT)/McGovern (MA)

1. Open rule for H.R. 4745.

2. Provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

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

4. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.

5. Provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.

6. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

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

8. Structured rule for H.R. 4681.

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

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

11. 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 113-45 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

12. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

13. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in the rule. Provides that the amendments printed in the report 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.

14. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc.

15. Provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair 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.

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

17. Section 3 of the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 2, 2014, through June 6, 2014: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

18. Section 4 of the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.

19. Section 5 of the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

20. Section 6 of the rule provides that House Resolution 567 is amended to provide that the Chair of the Benghazi Select Committee may authorize travel consistent with other committees.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
17Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanProhibits the Central Intelligence Agency from operating unmanned aerial vehicle strikes and to transfer all such authority to the Department of Defense to use an unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out a weapons strike or other lethal action.Submitted
31Version 1Crdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratLate Expresses a sense of Congress that American technology companies should not be forced to move their data centers to locations outside the United States.Submitted
9Version 1Carney (DE)DemocratRequires the Director of National Intelligence to issue a report to Congress on how to improve the declassification process across the intelligence community and what steps the intelligence community can take, or what legislation may be necessary, to enable the National Declassification Center to better accomplish the missions assigned to it by Executive Order 13526. Made In Order
10Version 1Carney (DE)DemocratExpands the dissemination of reports to Congress on NSA programs to include the House and Senate Armed Services and House and Senate Foreign Affairs/Foreign Relations committees to the list of recipients for reports provided by the Attorney General.Submitted
11Version 1Carney (DE)DemocratRequires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to produce an annual report analyzing the effectiveness of NSA programs for the preceding fiscal year, which would include the following information: statistics from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court detailing the number of times the NSA applied for warrants, the number of times they received those warrants, any violations the NSA committed of U.S. surveillance laws, a description of actions taken in response to these violations, and a description of the minimization procedures the NSA used to ensure Americans’ privacy when carrying out each provision.Submitted
12Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratEnsures the inclusion of leading software license management practices in the assessments conducted by the Chief Information Officers of each element of the Intelligence Community and the Chief Information Officer of the Intelligence Community, to assess actions that could be carried out to achieve the greatest possible economies of scale and associated cost savings in software procurement and usage, as required under Section 307. Made In Order
8Version 1Franks (AZ)RepublicanRequires a report from DNI on the threat posed by man-made electromagnetic pulse weapons to United States interests through 2025, including threats from foreign countries and foreign non-State actors.Made In Order
24Version 1Gabbard (HI), Gowdy (SC)Bi-PartisanExpands the authority and oversight functions of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an independent watchdog group that ensures U.S. intelligence agencies do not sacrifice personal privacy in the name of security.Submitted
16Version 1Gallego (TX)DemocratRequires the Director of National Intelligence – in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Secretary of Homeland Security – to submit recommendations to Congress for retraining (a) veterans and (b) retired members of the intelligence community in cybersecurity. Made In Order
26Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratProhibits Intelligence Community entities, including NSA, from subverting standards put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or other voluntary standards associations, prohibits signals intelligence activity that subverts such standards, and requires Congressional notification of the identity of Intelligence Community employees advising NIST on such standards.Submitted
32Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Requires implementation of the 46 recommendations of the report entitled "Liberty and Security in a Changing World," issued on December 12, 2013, by the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.Submitted
33Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Prohibits intelligence community entities from using funds authorized under this Act for the collection of metadata or information on U.S. citizens without probable cause of a terrorism or criminal offense.Submitted
34Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Makes the classified schedule of authorizations under this Act available to all Members of Congress, rather than only two committees. Makes the Director of National Intelligence’s report on the declassification of documents associated with the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden available to all Members of Congress, rather than only two committees. Includes all of Congress as entities able to receive reports and information from contractors associated with penetration of networks and information systems, and Inspector General investigations that have been prohibited by the Secretary of DefenseSubmitted
35Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Requires the Directors of National Intelligence and Central Intelligence Agency to disclose legal opinions or memoranda that has been used to justify the President’s targeted killing program against a U.S. person.Submitted
36Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Requires immediate reporting of violations of law committed by the intelligence community, rather than annual reporting.Submitted
37Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Requires disclosure of the number of U.S. persons whose domestic communications information has been collected, acquired, or retained under FISA, Title I.Submitted
22Version 1Grijalva (AZ), Ellison (MN)DemocratStates that the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community shall perform an audit of the effectiveness and use of any procedures to assess, report, track, and investigate casualties resulting from targeted lethal force operations.Submitted
6Version 1Hahn (CA)DemocratDirects CIA to inform local governments when a surveillance operation is conducted by the CIA in the airspace located above the area in the jurisdiction of such authority. Exceptions are allowed in cases that would impact national security.Submitted
4Version 1Holt (NJ), Lofgren (CA)DemocratProhibits the federal government from forcing manufacturers of electronics and software from building in “backdoors” that bypass the encryption or privacy technology of such device or software.Submitted
5Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratModernizes and strengthens whistle-blower protections for Intelligence Community employees and contractors.Submitted
15Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to conduct an assessment and report to Congress on the reliance of intelligence activities on civilian contractors to support Government activities, including intelligence analysis.Made In Order
30Version 2Keating (MA), Rooney (FL), Hanna (NY)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Requires the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis, in consultation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Project Manager of Information Sharing Environment, to submit an intelligence assessment of the efficacy of the MOUs signed between Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial agencies to facilitate intelligence sharing. Made In Order
23Version 2Kelly, Robin (IL)DemocratRevised Allows the Director of National Intelligence to provide grants to historically black colleges and universities and Predominantly Black Institutions for the purpose of offering advanced foreign language programs deemed in the immediate interest of the intelligence community (including Farsi, Pashto, Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian dialects) and for study abroad and cultural immersion programs. Amendment will help Intelligence community meet its strategic diversity goals. Made In Order
3Version 3Kilmer (WA)DemocratRevised Requires the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to make recommendations to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on software procurement and usage, requires the DNI to issue guidelines to the intelligence community within 180 days of receiving the CIO’s recommendations. Made In Order
13Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanAllows an element of the intelligence community to enter into an agreement with a person to compensate such person for retaining call data records for a period of time.Submitted
2Version 1Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratRequires a report on intelligence activity that is being carried out pursuant to the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force in classified and unclassified form. Submitted
18Version 1Lofgren (CA), Holt (NJ), Massie (KY)Bi-PartisanProhibits funding for 215 (50 USC 1861) orders that request the content of communications as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2510(8). Submitted
19Version 1Lofgren (CA), Amash (MI), Holt (NJ), Massie (KY)Bi-PartisanProhibits the use of funds for searching for the communications of U.S. persons collected under section 702 of FISA and prohibits funding for issuing 702 orders that allow searching for the communications of US persons in data sets collected under 702 authority. Does not apply where there are already orders for US persons under FISA sections 105, 304, 703, 704, or 705, or title 18 of the US Code.Submitted
25Version 1McCollum (MN)DemocratPrevents the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and any other agency from using health or humanitarian workers or activities to collect foreign intelligence. Submitted
20Version 2Pitts (PA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Yoho (FL), Schakowsky (IL), Wolf (VA), McGovern (MA)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires reports by the administration to further transparency as it relates to the use of targeted lethal force by use of remotely-piloted aircraft. Submitted
1Version 3Poe (TX)RepublicanRevised Requires the DNI to submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a comprehensive strategy to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda, its affiliated groups, associated groups, and adherents. The amendment also requests that the report include the Administration's definitions of al-Qaeda core, affiliated groups, associated groups, and adherents.Made In Order
28Version 1Rogers, Mike (MI)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Makes technical and clarifying changes to Sections 104 and 402 of the reported bill and modifies Section 321 to ensure that the report on violations of law and executive order does not impact ongoing criminal investigations and to require the Director of National Intelligence to issue guidance to Intelligence Community elements on how to carry out the report.Made In Order
29Version 1Rogers, Mike (MI)RepublicanLate Prohibits senior Intelligence Community civilian employees and senior legislative staff with access to sensitive compartmented information from immediately working for a company owned or controlled by a foreign government that poses a significant counterintelligence threat to the United States after they leave federal employment. Establishes notification and reporting requirements for such employees.Made In Order
27Version 3Schakowsky (IL)DemocratRevised prohibits the use of signature strikes by elements of the intelligence community against unknown targets. Would require an element of the intelligence community to know, with near-certainty, the identity and affiliation of at least one individual targeted by the signature strike prior to executing the strike. Submitted
7Version 2Schiff (CA), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to prepare an annual report on the total number of civilian and combatant casualties caused by the use of targeted lethal force through the use of remotely piloted aircraft outside of Afghanistan. Requires the report to include definitions of terms and makes reporting retroactive to 2008.Submitted
14Version 1Welch (VT), Lummis (WY), Price, David (NC)Bi-PartisanRequires the President to publish a report in the Federal Register that lists the top line, total dollar amount requested in the President’s budget for each intelligence agency. Submitted
21Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanRequires the Director of National Intelligence to submit the annual report on violations of law or executive order by intelligence community personnel (Title III, Subtitle B) to the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees, as well as the intelligence committees. Grants the Director discretion to submit to the oversight committees either a redacted, summarized, or non-public version of the report.Submitted