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H.R. 3494 - Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 116-22 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 3494, as ordered reported by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

  • Text of H.R. 3494 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 116-151, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to accompany H.R. 3494

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Monday, July 15, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 491: 
Agreed to by record vote of 233-190, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 230-189, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

MANAGERS: Raskin/Woodall

1.Structured rule for H.R. 3494.

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. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-22, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in Part B of 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 Part B of the report.

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

9. Provides that if H. Rept. 116-125 is called up by direction of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, all points of order against the report shall be waived and it shall be considered as read.

10. Closed rule for the resolution accompanying H. Rept. 116-125.

11. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

12. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution accompanying the report.

13. Provides that the resolution accompanying the report shall be considered as read.

14. Provides that a Senate joint resolution, or a House joint resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, prohibiting a proposed sale, export, or approval under section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act shall be privileged if called up by the chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs one day after the Majority Leader announces an intention that the House consider it. The joint resolution shall be considered as read. All points of order against the joint resolution and against its consideration are waived. The joint resolution is debatable for 20 minutes, or for one hour on demand of the chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, in each case equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. One motion to recommit is provided.

15. Provides that Sections 36(b)(3), 36(c)(3)(B), and 36(d)(5)(B) of the Arms Export Control Act shall not apply in the House during the remainder of the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress.

16. Closed rule for H.Res. 489.

17. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

18. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanAdds Energy and Commerce and HELP to the committees that will receive a briefing from the Director of National Intelligence on the effects of emerging infectious disease and pandemics on national security. Made in Order
2Version 1Davis, Susan (CA), Kilmer (WA)DemocratRequires the President to submit an annual report to Congress on the number of individuals with a security clearance in both the Executive and Legislative Branch.Submitted
3Version 2Hurd (TX), Spanberger (VA)Bi-PartisanRevised Directs the Director of National Intelligence to make assessments regarding drug trafficking, human trafficking, and human smuggling in the Northern Triangle and Mexico and review U.S. intelligence activities in the region.Made in Order
4Version 1Chabot (OH), Duncan (SC)RepublicanStrikes section 401 of the bill which establishes the Climate Security Advisory Council under the Director of National Intelligence.Made in Order
5Version 3Kennedy (MA)DemocratRevised Establishes the Foreign Threat 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 by the Governments of Russia, Iran, North Korea, China, and any other foreign country the Director determines appropriate.Made in Order
6Version 1Amash (MI)IndependentStrikes 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
7Version 2Frankel (FL), Houlahan (PA), Torres, Norma (CA)DemocratRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit an intelligence assessment on the relationship between women and violent extremism and terrorism.Made in Order
8Version 1Levin, Andy (MI), Massie (KY), Khanna (CA), Brown (MD), Lee, Barbara (CA)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Requires the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress on the relationship between Iran and those responsible for the 2001 attacks against the United States. Withdrawn
9Version 1Davidson (OH)RepublicanRequires the Attorney General to include information on disciplinary actions taken against officials who abuse FISA authorities in their semiannual report to Congress. Submitted
10Version 1Kinzinger (IL), Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with other relevant agencies, to study the threat of international mobile subscriber identity-catchers, also known as cell-site simulators, to U.S. Government personnel and national security and provide a report and policy recommendations to Congress.Made in Order
11Version 1Garcia, Jesús (IL), Meadows (NC)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Prohibits the intelligence community from accessing, requesting, or using facial recognition data held by a department or agency of federal, local, or state government.Withdrawn
12Version 1Case (HI), Chu (CA), Velázquez (NY), Lieu (CA), Jayapal (WA), Khanna (CA), Clark, Katherine (MA), Raskin (MD), Porter (CA), Takano (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Meng (NY)DemocratRequires a report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency, in coordination with civil liberties and privacy officers of elements of the Intelligence Community, to report on the impacts of policies and practices addressing China’s espionage and influence operations in the United States on policies and practices relating to the privacy and civil liberties of Chinese Americans. Made in Order
13Version 1Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratRequires that a comprehensive report on domestic terrorism be made available on the public internet websites of the National Counterterrorism Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security, no later than 30 days after submission to the appropriate congressional committees.Made in Order
14Version 1Speier (CA), Escobar (TX), Haaland (NM), Lawrence (MI), Torres, Norma (CA)DemocratExpands the paid parental leave provision to cover all purposes for which an employee may claim leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act so that intelligence community employees have access to 12 weeks of job-protected paid family and medical leave.Submitted
15Version 2Yoho (FL)RepublicanRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis, to submit a report on domestic terrorism activity within the United States to the congressional intelligence committees. Made in Order
16Version 2Yoho (FL)RepublicanRevised Includes within the report on 5G technology, the threat to national security of the United States posed by telecommunications companies that are subject to the jurisdiction of a foreign adversary.Made in Order
17Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanThe Director of National Intelligence shall designate as a 'critical cyber threat actor' any foreign person or foreign agency/instrumentality that is knowingly responsible or complicit in state-sponsored cyber attacks that interfere or undermine our election processes or election infrastructure. The Director shall submit a report to Congress that lists the designated actors and their activities. Submitted
18Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratWithdrawn Prohibits the U.S. government from selling surveillance technology to countries using such technology to suppress human rights.Withdrawn
19Version 4Jayapal (WA), Meadows (NC), Garcia, Jesús (IL)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress on the use of face recognition technology by the intelligence community and expresses the sense of Congress that the use of facial recognition technology to suppress criticism or dissent is contrary to the values of the United States and the U.S. government should not sell or transfer facial recognition technology to any country that is using such technology to suppress human rights.Made in Order
20Version 1Ruppersberger (MD), Carter, John (TX)Bi-PartisanAuthorizes a pilot program identifying new classes of security vulnerabilities and researching technology to address the ever-present and changing face of cyber security threats to the energy grid.Made in Order
21Version 1Clarke, Yvette (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Requires the Director of National Intelligence to provide a report to the congressional intelligence committees regarding the national security implications of deepfake videos, and to assess the efforts of China and Russia to weaponize this technology. Withdrawn
22Version 2Rouda (CA)DemocratRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress on efforts by Russia and China to influence Members of Congress.Revised
23Version 1Burgess (TX), Kinzinger (IL)RepublicanDirects the Secretary of Homeland Security, in collaboration with the Director of National Intelligence, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and appropriate private entities to undertake an effort to remove or neutralize unauthorized IMSI catchers installed by foreign entities or that have an unknown attribution. Made in Order
24Version 1Espaillat (NY)DemocratRequires that the President’s Chief of Staff notify the Gang of Eight in writing when any employee of the Executive Branch is granted a security clearance contrary to the recommendation of the FBI. Requires that any individuals who had their current clearances approved over the objections of the FBI have their applications re-adjudicated, and the President’s Chief of Staff must formally notify the Gang of Eight if the recommendations of the FBI are again waived following re-adjudication. Submitted
25Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratWithdrawn Requires the heads of the elements of the intelligence community to ensure meaningful access and assistance to Members of Congress of the committees of jurisdiction seeking to conduct firsthand oversight of intelligence-related activities connected to U.S. overseas contingency missions and operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, or Syria.Withdrawn
26Version 2Murphy (FL), Clarke, Yvette (NY)DemocratRevised Adds a new section to Title VII (Report on Foreign Weaponization of Deepfakes and Deepfake Technology and Related Notifications) requiring the Director of National Intelligence to prepare an unclassified report for Congress on the potential impact to U.S. national security from the use of deepfake technology by foreign governments (especially the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China), including foreign intelligence services, foreign government-affiliated entities, and foreign individuals. Made in Order
27Version 1Murphy (FL), Schneider (IL)DemocratAdds a new section to Title V (Sense of Congress and Report on Iranian Effort in Syria) requiring the Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, to prepare an unclassified report for Congress on efforts by Iran to establish long-term influence in Syria through military, political, economic, social, and cultural means, and the threat posed by such efforts to U.S. interests and allies, including Israel. Made in Order
28Version 2Slotkin (MI), Torres Small, Xochitl (NM), Houlahan (PA), Underwood (IL), Spanberger (VA), Sherrill (NJ), Gonzalez, Anthony (OH)Bi-PartisanRevised Directs the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report on authorities and resources needed and barriers to countering foreign influence efforts aimed at sowing discord or interfering, or both, in the political processes of the United States.Made in Order
29Version 1Malinowski (NJ), Gallagher (WI), Mast (FL), Wagner (MO), Spanberger (VA)Bi-PartisanExpands a reporting requirement on repression by the Chinese government in Xinjiang province by requiring additional information on the contributions of external technologies and financial support to the Xinjiang authorities’ repression.Made in Order
30Version 1Rice, Kathleen (NY)DemocratAdds the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis into the report on possible exploitation of virtual currencies by terrorist actors and requires the report’s dissemination to state and local law enforcement. Made in Order
31Version 1Pressley (MA), Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Prohibit funds from being used for the development or deployment of facial recognition technology by any of the intelligence agencies or any entity covered by this authorization.Withdrawn
32Version 1Pressley (MA)DemocratWithdrawn Requires the FBI to submit a report regarding information on hate crimes relating to domestic terrorism and white supremacy.Withdrawn
33Version 2Pressley (MA)DemocratRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the FBI, and the Undersecretary of DHS for Intelligence to include information regarding training and resources provided to assist Federal, State, Local and Tribal law enforcement agencies in understanding, detecting, deterring and investigating acts of domestic terrorism. Made in Order
34Version 2Maloney, Sean (NY), Hurd (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires that the CIA expand its death benefits to cover officers killed abroad who lack dependents and encourages CIA to consider using its existing authorities to cover officers who, in the future, fall into such gaps in the existing regulation. Requires the CIA to examine military and veteran health care services that may benefit its officers.Revised
35Version 2Omar (MN)DemocratRevised Requires the Inspector General to perform an audit of the effectiveness and use of any procedures to assess, report, track, and investigate casualties resulting from targeted lethal force operations.Revised
36Version 1Slotkin (MI), Torres Small, Xochitl (NM), Houlahan (PA), Underwood (IL), Spanberger (VA), Sherrill (NJ), Gonzalez, Anthony (OH)Bi-PartisanRequires the National Counterintelligence and Security Center to carry out an annual report on the influence operations and campaigns in the United States conducted by the Russian Federation.Made in Order
37Version 2Thompson, Bennie (MS)DemocratRevised Requires information on Federal compliance with applicable privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties policies and protections, including protections against the public release of personally identifiable information of individuals involved in domestic terrorist incidents, investigations, indictments, prosecutions, or convictions. Includes provisions to improve data quality and information regarding domestic terrorist incidents.Made in Order
38Version 3Rose, Max (NY)DemocratRevised Requires the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis to conduct an annual assessment regarding the availability of conventional weapons, including weapons lacking serial numbers, and advanced conventional weapons for use in furthering acts of terrorism, including the provision of material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization and to individuals or groups supporting or engaging in domestic terrorism.Made in Order
39Version 2Rose, Max (NY)DemocratRevised Requires the Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to conduct an assessment of homeland security vulnerabilities associated with retired and former personnel of intelligence community providing covered intelligence assistance. Made in Order
40Version 1Pence (IN), Gallego (AZ)Bi-PartisanAllows victims and families of the 1983 terrorist attack at the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon to execute on $1.68 billion in Iranian funds. Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress to assess the current threats posed by known terrorist organizations affiliated with the Iranian government against U.S. military assets and personnel. Made in Order
41Version 1Hill, Katie (CA)DemocratLate Clarifies existing law and expands protections for whistleblowers to provide classified disclosures to Congressional Committees. Made in Order
42Version 1Green, Al (TX)DemocratLate Withdrawn Revises the Standard Form 86, titled the "Questionnaire for National Security Positions", to assess whether applicants belong to or have belonged to certain violent organizations. Withdrawn
43Version 2Green, Al (TX), Connolly (VA)DemocratLate Revised Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress which includes aggregate demographic data and other information regarding their diversity and inclusion efforts.Made in Order
44Version 2Schiff (CA)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Revised Makes technical and conforming changes, modifies recipients of various reports, and updates the list of repealed reporting requirements. Adds additional language that authorizes the CIA to expand death benefits to cover officers killed abroad who lack dependents and encourages the CIA to consider using its existing authorities to cover officers who, in the future, fall into such gaps in the existing regulation. Requires the CIA to examine military and veteran health care services that may benefit its officers.Considered as Adopted
45Version 1Carson (IN), Stefanik (NY)Bi-PartisanLate Safeguards the logistics supply chains for microchips by mandating a report within 180 days for strengthening the supply chain intelligence function. Requires the report to address workforce personnel matters, outline budgetary resource needs, and describe the necessary governance structure and authorities for future implementation.Made in Order
46Version 1Brindisi (NY)DemocratLate Clarifies that nothing in this act shall be construed to contradict existing law regarding acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, providing material support to terrorists, and harboring or concealing terrorists.Made in Order
47Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate 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.Submitted
48Version 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
49Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate Withdrawn Strikes section 305, "Extending The Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982."Withdrawn
50Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate Requires a report on the Terrorist Screening Database within 180 days after the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act.Made in Order
51Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate Strikes section (f) "Repeal of Reports Relating to Entertainment Industry", on lines 9 through 12 on page 71.Made in Order
52Version 1Stewart (UT)RepublicanLate Requires the National Reconnaissance Office to submit a report to Congress on leveraging the Federal Financing Bank to assist small commercial entities to develop and implement a system of geostationary satellites.Submitted
53Version 1Crow (CO)DemocratLate Adds a Sense of Congress that the U.S. should prioritize the safe return of all Americans, including those wrongfully held by foreign governments, and provide assistance to foreign individuals detained abroad that have contributed to U.S. national security.Made in Order
54Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate Allows medical and legal professionals access to unclassified medical records for Guantanamo detainees. Submitted