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

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-19 PDF XML

    Showing the text as ordered reported by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with a modification.

  • Text of H.R. 2596 PDF XML

    Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (as introduced)

  • H. Rept. 114-144, Part I PDF

    Report from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Monday, June 15, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 315: 
Agreed to be record vote of 236-189 on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Collins (GA)/Hastings

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.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
7Version 1Amash (MI)RepublicanStrikes language that permits the acquisition, retention, and dissemination of nonpublic telephone or electronic communications of United States persons without the consent of the person or proper legal process.Submitted
11Version 2Crowley (NY), Bera (CA), Engel (NY), Chabot (OH), Holding (NC), Schweikert (AZ), Nadler (NY)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires a report from the DNI on possibilities for growing national security cooperation between the US, Israel, and India. Made In Order
12Version 1Crowley (NY), Serrano (NY), Curbelo (FL)Bi-PartisanAllows 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.Made In Order
25Version 1Ellison (MN), Lee, Barbara (CA), Grijalva (AZ)DemocratLate Requires the Intelligence IG to issue a report on casualties resulting from targeted lethal force operations (TLFO) conducted by drones. The report requires an examination of TLFO operations that have killed United States citizens and an examination of standards and protocol for identifying individuals targeted for lethal force operations. Submitted
26Version 1Farr (CA)DemocratLate Requires an ODNI report on continuous evaluation of security clearance.Made In Order
18Version 1Gabbard (HI), Himes (CT)DemocratStrikes Section 306, which limits the authority of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) to access information that an executive branch agency deems related to covert action.Submitted
20Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Strikes Section 306 from the bill. Section 306 seeks to prohibit the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from reviewing covert actions, as defined in the National Security Act of 1947. Submitted
21Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Prohibits 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
28Version 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
17Version 1Himes (CT), Gabbard (HI), Schweikert (AZ)Bi-PartisanClarifies that the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is authorized to access information related to covert actions consistent with its statutory mission. Submitted
19Version 1Israel (NY), Hanna (NY)Bi-PartisanRequires 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 10 months after enactment and annually for the next three years. Made In Order
22Version 2Israel (NY), Lamborn (CO), Graham (FL)Bi-PartisanLate 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.Made In Order
23Version 2Keating (MA), McCaul (TX), Katko (NY), Loudermilk (GA)Bi-PartisanLate 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.Made In Order
24Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratLate Restores reporting requirement on the progress of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in implementing information-sharing principles.Made In Order
9Version 2Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress setting forth each operation or other action that is being carried out pursuant to the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) as of the date of the transmission of the report. The report shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex. Submitted
5Version 1Lofgren (CA), Massie (KY)Bi-PartisanProhibits using funds for warrantless searches of government databases for information that pertains to U.S. citizens. Prohibits the NSA and CIA from using funds to mandate or request “backdoors” into commercial products that can be used for surveillance. Submitted
1Version 2Moulton (MA)DemocratRevised 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 IC - including personnel and operations - and best practices for data security in the IC that OPM should follow. Made In Order
14Version 1Nadler (NY), Crowley (NY)DemocratStrikes provisions which limit the transfer of detainees out of Guantanamo Bay.Submitted
2Version 1Poe (TX), Keating (MA)Bi-PartisanRequires 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. Made In Order
3Version 2Poe (TX), Keating (MA)Bi-PartisanRevised 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.Made In Order
4Version 3Poe (TX)RepublicanRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress a strategy to defeat ISIL and al-Qaeda.Made In Order
6Version 1Poe (TX)RepublicanRequires The Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress the number of times that section 702 FISA authority has been used by the National Security Agency to conduct warrant-less searches on data on US persons in the last five years. Submitted
8Version 1Rooney (FL), Sewell (AL)Bi-PartisanRequires 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.Made In Order
16Version 1Schiff (CA), Smith, Adam (WA)DemocratStrikes four sections of the bill which add new restrictions to prevent the Administration from closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.Made In Order
27Version 1Schweikert (AZ), Hastings, Alcee (FL)Bi-PartisanLate Expresses a sense of Congress that that the United States should increase intelligence cooperation with the Republic of Tunisia to assist in combating the growing terrorist threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other terrorist organizations. Submitted
10Version 2Sinema (AZ), Fitzpatrick (PA)Bi-PartisanRevised 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.Made In Order
15Version 1Speier (CA), Amash (MI), Quigley (IL)Bi-PartisanReinstates whistleblower protections for IC contractors. Submitted
13Version 1Turner (OH), Rogers, Mike (AL), Engel (NY)Bi-PartisanRequires 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.Made In Order
29Version 1Wilson, Joe (SC)RepublicanLate 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.Made In Order