H.Res. 604: H.R. 4745 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015; H.R. 4681- Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A VOICE VOTE AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION WITHOUT OBJECTION on Friday, May 30, 2014.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Bishop

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 604

Report No. 113-465

 

H.R. 4745 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

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

  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.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state ofthe Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4745) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General  debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. During consideration of the bill for amendment, the chair of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read. When the committee rises and reports the bill back to the House with a recommendation that the bill do pass, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. (a) At any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4681) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and amendments specified in this resolution and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule.

(b) In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-45. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived.

(c) No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and amendments en bloc described in subsection (f).

(d) Each amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. (e) All points of order against amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules or amendments en bloc described in subsection (f) are waived.

(f) 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 of the Committee on Rules not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this subsection 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

(g) At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 3. On any legislative day during the period from June 2, 2014, through June 6, 2014-

(a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and

(b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

Sec. 4. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

Sec. 5. 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.

Sec. 6. House Resolution 567 is amended by adding the following:

"SEC. 7. TRAVEL.

"Clauses 8(a), (b), and (c) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives shall apply to the Select Committee.".

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 4681 PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Rogers, Mike (MI)

#28

(LATE) MANAGERS 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.

(10 minutes)

2. Connolly (VA)

#12

Ensures 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.

(10 minutes)

3. Kilmer (WA)

#3

(REVISED) 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.

(10 minutes)

4. Rogers, Mike (MI)

#29

(LATE) 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.

(10 minutes)

5. Kelly, Robin (IL)

#23

(REVISED) 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.

(10 minutes)

6. Franks (AZ)

#8

Requires 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.

(10 minutes)

7. Poe (TX)

#1

(REVISED) 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.

(10 minutes)

8. Carney (DE)

#9

Requires 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.

(10 minutes)

9. Gallego (TX)

#16

Requires 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.

(10 minutes)

10. Jackson Lee (TX)

#15

(REVISED) 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.

(10 minutes)

11. Keating (MA), Rooney (FL), Hanna (NY)

#30

(LATE) (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.

(10 minutes)