H.R. 6237 - Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 115-80 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 6237 as ordered reported by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    Text of H.R. 6237 PDF XML

    Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 (as reported)

    H. Rept. 115-805, Part I PDF

    Report from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-4 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Agreed to by record vote of 235-178, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 229-182 on Thursday, July 12, 2018.  


MANAGERS: Collins/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 115-80 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.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
18Version 2Amash (MI)RepublicanRevised Strikes 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
15Version 2Bera (CA), Connolly (VA), Garamendi (CA), Larsen, Rick (WA)DemocratRevised Requires a briefing to relevant Congressional committees on the anticipated geopolitical effects of emerging infectious disease and pandemics, and their implications on the national security of the United States.Made In Order
16Version 1Bera (CA), Gallego (AZ)DemocratRequires a National Intelligence Estimate on the anticipated diplomatic, military, and intelligence impacts of a significant reduction or complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Korea, or the significant reduction or permanent suspension of U.S. exercises on or around the Korean peninsula. Submitted
29Version 1Boyle (PA)DemocratLate Prohibits funds for U.S. participation in cyber defense or cyber deterrence involving the Government of Russia or entities owned/ controlled by the Government of Russia. Submitted
40Version 2Brown (MD), Harris (MD), Ruppersberger (MD), Capuano (MA), Peters, Scott (CA), Hoyer (MD), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanLate Revised States that congress finds that the parking garage of the National Maritime Intelligence Center of the Navy located in Suitland, Maryland, serves a dedicated workforce that carries out the critical maritime intelligence integration, information sharing, and domain awareness missions of the United States. The degradation of the parking garage negatively impacts personnel and operational readiness, and the Navy must prioritize an urgently needed replacement project.Submitted
28Version 1Carbajal (CA)DemocratLate Requests a report on Russian Federation's subversive activities. Submitted
35Version 2Davidson (OH)RepublicanLate Revised Enhances oversight by augmenting existing semiannual reporting requirements regarding disciplinary actions.Made In Order
36Version 2Demings (FL)DemocratLate Revised Expresses the sense of Congress that the intelligence community should dedicate resources to further expose key financial networks used by the Russian political class to hide stolen money. In addition, requires a classified report on Putin and other senior Russian officials regarding their financial assets, which shall be submitted to Congress within 60 days of enactment.Submitted
30Version 1Gallego (AZ)DemocratLate Reports on the national security implications of the use of technology produced by ZTE and Huawei by elements of US critical infrastructure.Submitted
31Version 1Gallego (AZ)DemocratLate Requires report on funds expended at properties controlled by President Trump or the Trump Organization.Submitted
37Version 1Gallego (AZ)DemocratLate Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress Intelligence Community reports relevant to North Korea's intention to end its nuclear programSubmitted
9Version 2Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratRevised Directs the Director of National Intelligence to create and implement a plan that expands the recruitment efforts of all intelligence agencies geographic parameters used in recruitment efforts so that rural and other underserved regions across the nation are more fully represented in such efforts.Made In Order
10Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWithdrawn Directs the Director of National Intelligence to develop and implement an Intelligence Community (IC-wide) pilot program that recognizes significant acts of achievement by intern students resulting in a noteworthy contribution to a successful accomplishment to an IC mission or activity.Withdrawn
11Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratAmends the National Security Act to include in its list of statutorily-required positions on the National Security Council a Cybersecurity Coordinator. The Cybersecurity Coordinator shall be paid at the rate of basic pay for level III of the Executive Schedule.Submitted
32Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Adds to the Sense of Congress already in the bill that addresses the importance of conducting background checks for retention of security clearances or the issuance of new clearances to also consider an applicant’s membership in a hate group and their participation in activities espoused by hate groups that involve violence or incitement of violence which disrupts civic life.Submitted
33Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Revised Amends the Sense of Congress already in the bill on the importance of re-review of security clearances held by individuals by adding consideration of whether the security clearance holder’s association or sympathy with persons or organizations that advocate, threaten, or use force or violence, or any other illegal or unconstitutional means, in an effort to prevent others from exercising their rights under the Constitution or laws of the United States or of any state, including but not limited to race, religion, national origin, or disability.Made In Order
34Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Amends the Sense of Congress already in the bill on the importance of review of a security clearance by adding that a security clearance should not be held by an individual who actively engages in violent acts in the United States or its territories that target persons based upon their race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity for the purpose of inflicting physical harm or emotional distress with the objective of normalizing anti-social behavior towards vulnerable groups. Submitted
38Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate 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.Submitted
2Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratAdds Russian to the list of the languages in Sec. 1501.Made In Order
3Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratAdds the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to the coordination list in Sec. 1501 and adds trainings to be included in the list of publicly available resources.Submitted
4Version 2Keating (MA), Cook (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Allows civilian employees of the intelligence community who are employed by a combat support agency the ability to terminate residential or motor vehicle leases and telephone service contracts if they deploy to a combat zone for 120 days or more during the course of their duty with such agencies. Submitted
19Version 2Kennedy (MA)DemocratRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report on the potential establishment of the ‘‘Foreign Malign Influence Response Center,’’ comprised of analysts from all elements of the intelligence community, to provide comprehensive assessment of foreign efforts to influence United States political processes and elections.Made In Order
6Version 1Khanna (CA)DemocratProhibits funds to be used for interference in a democratic election of a foreign country.Submitted
25Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Requires a National Intelligence Estimate of the political and military intentions of Russia.Submitted
26Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Requires intelligence community reports on security clearances to include the number of security clearances denied due to hate group affiliation, and the number granted despite hate group affiliation.Submitted
23Version 2Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Revised States that none of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act may be used to conduct business with any entity owned or significantly controlled by the President, or the President's immediate family.Submitted
24Version 1Lieu (CA), Gallego (AZ)DemocratLate Requires the Director of National Intelligence, acting through the Director of the NCSC to issue an assessment to Congress on the national security implications of the President reducing penalties on the Chinese technology manufacturer ZTE.Submitted
39Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Requires a report from the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, on U.S. intelligence sharing with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for the purposes of operations against the Houthis.Submitted
27Version 2Lipinski (IL)DemocratLate Revised Requires an annual report from the Director of National Intelligence describing Iranian expenditures on military and terrorist activities outside the country, such as on Hezbollah, Houthi rebels in Yemen, Hamas, and proxy forces in Iraq and Syria.Made In Order
17Version 1Lujan (NM)DemocratAuthorizes the President to seek to maintain and strengthen the United Nations procurement channel for dual-use goods being sold to Iran through the provision of technical assistance to other countries to strengthen export controls and stop the illicit transfer of dual-use goods to Iran. Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should remain engaged with the UN procurement channel and leverage the expertise of the National Nuclear Security Administration, acting through the United States’ national laboratories.Submitted
8Version 1Murphy, Stephanie (FL), Curbelo (FL)Bi-PartisanRequires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to the congressional intelligence committees on the potential impact to national security of deep fake technology, defined as the hyper-realistic digital falsification of images, video, and audio. Submitted
20Version 2Rice, Kathleen (NY), King, Peter (NY)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to report on the possible exploitation of virtual currencies by terrorist actors. Made In Order
12Version 1Schneider (IL)DemocratAmends Sec. 1502 to include a list of individuals involved in significant Russian influence campaigns as well as recommendations for improvement regarding the defenses and responses per paragraphs (2) and (3). Submitted
13Version 1Schneider (IL)DemocratAmends Sec. 1503 to include a list of foreign state or foreign nonstate actors involved in the threats to election campaigns for Federal offices.Made In Order
14Version 2Schneider (IL), Meadows (NC), Torres (CA), Sinema (AZ)Bi-PartisanRevised Directs the DNI to report on Iran’s support for proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon, including Hizballah, and an assessment of the threat posed to Israel and other U.S. regional allies. Made In Order
42Version 1Schneider (IL), Meadows (NC)Bi-PartisanLate Requires the DNI to report on the national security impact to the U.S. and regional allies, including Israel, of Saudi Arabia obtaining nuclear fuel enrichment capabilities through a commercial sale.Submitted
1Version 2Torres (CA), Wagner (MO)Bi-PartisanRevised Directs Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis, to produce a national intelligence estimate of the revenue sources of the North Korean regime.Made In Order
5Version 1Torres (CA)DemocratRequires the advisory report on foreign counterintelligence and cybersecurity threats to election campaigns summarizing best practices for Federal offices to also include State and Local offices.Submitted
7Version 1Torres (CA)DemocratRequires a report from the Director of National Intelligence to Congress on the use of U.S. policy on family separation as propaganda by foreign governments, including Russia, to interfere and undermine the moral credibility of the United States. Submitted
41Version 1Torres (CA), McGovern (MA), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Polis (CO)DemocratLate Inserts the findings of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, with respect to the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) regarding Russian activities and intentions in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Converts the Committee’s findings into findings of the entire Congress.Submitted
43Version 1Turner (OH)RepublicanLate Removes the requirement for consultation by the Secretary of Defense with the Director of Intelligence. Submitted
21Version 1Vargas (CA)DemocratAdds “the use of virtual currencies” to “section 1505” to ensure it is included in the assessment of threat finance. Made In Order
22Version 1Vargas (CA), Gallego (AZ)DemocratDirects the Director of National Intelligence to submit reports to Congress assessing the status and intentions of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program during the current diplomatic negotiations. Submitted