Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 5743 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

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Clarke (NY)


Would require a threat assessment for cyber threats to critical infrastructure.

Conyers (MI), Ellison (MN), Lee, Barbara (CA)


Would require the Director of National Intelligence to submit to the congressional intelligence committees a report containing an assessment of the consequences of a military strike against Iran within 60 days.

Cuellar (TX)


REVISED Would require the director of national intelligence of the United States to coordinate with Mexico and Canada, for purposes of border security and combating drug trafficking.

Cuellar (TX)


Would direct each agency that deals with classified documents to report back in 1 year potential security risks associated with the acquisition of computer hardware. Would require the agencies report to Congress with recommendations of what steps need to be taken to ensure computer hardware that is acquired for use with classified documents is not at risk being used to disclose information to outside sources.

Cuellar (TX)


REVISED Would direct the Director on National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense to work together to develop and implement a combined National and Defense Intelligence Strategy in conjunction with existing strategies.

Duncan (SC), Westmoreland (GA)


LATE Would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study to examine the cost savings and effects of consolidating federal data centers in the intelligence community and report back to Congress with the results.

Farr (CA)


Would establish the sense of Congress that those assigned to lead the development of training, tools, and methodologies in support of cyber security, should be reminded to include foreign language and culture in the development process.

Franks (AZ)


Would require a report on the nuclear activities of Iran, including a description of any activity by Iran indicating whether Iran has made a decision to build a nuclear weapon, an assessment of the amount of time it would take Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, and an assessment of the effectiveness of diplomacy with regard to persuading Iran to abandon a nuclear weapons program.

Hahn (CA)


Would require the Civil Liberties Protection Officer to review on an ongoing basis, and prepare, as necessary, privacy impact assessments on, the cybersecurity policies, programs, and activities of the Intelligence Community for such purposes as ensuring compliance with all relevant constitutional and legal protections.

Hahn (CA)


Would require the Civil Liberties Protection Officer to ensure that the coordination and training between the intelligence community and local law enforcement agencies shall not violate the constitutional safeguards of racial and ethnic minorities.

Hahn (CA)


Would establish the the sense of Congress that the Intelligence community should prioritize the security of our nation’s ports as they play a crucial role to our nation’s supply chain and economy.

Hahn (CA)


REVISED The Director of Intelligence shall ensure that each element of the intelligence community appropriately coordinates with Federal, State, and local officials responsible for the protection of United States ports to detect, prevent, and respond to potential terrorist activity.

Hinchey (NY)


Would require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to report to the House and Senate Intelligence panels on information it has regarding the human rights violations of the military government in Argentina that resulted in 30,000 disappearances between the mid-1970's and mid-1980's.

Holt (NJ)


Would require the AG and DNI to reveal how many U.S. Persons had their domestic communications intercepted since the implementation of the FISA Amendments Act.

Holt (NJ)


REVISED Would amend the National Security Act of 1947 to provide administrative penalties, up to and including termination, for any officer or employee of an intelligence community element who retaliates against an intelligence community employee or contractor who reports covered information (a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety) to an authorized member of Congress.

Holt (NJ)


REVISED Would prohibit any Intelligence Community employee or contractor from engaging in the assassination/targeted killing of a U.S. person unless specific criteria are met.

Holt (NJ)


REVISED Would require the Director of National Intelligence and Director of the CIA to publicly disclosure any legal opinions or memoranda used to justify the President’s target killing program against United States persons.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would prevent any of the funds authorized under this Act from being used to violate a person’s civil liberties.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would establish the a Sense of Congress that the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency should take such actions as the Director considers necessary to increase the recruitment and training of ethnic minorities as officers and employees of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would establish the Sense of Congress that the intelligence community should take all appropriate actions necessary to protect the civil liberties of religious and ethnic minorities.

Myrick (NC), Wolf (VA)


Would require a report from the Director of National Intelligence that would identify and assess various risks in information technology supply chains.

Poe (TX)


LATE Would prohibit funding to the government of Pakistan.

Quayle (AZ)


Would provide an assessment of any collection gaps or inefficiencies the intelligence community may have with drug smuggling on Indian tribes burial sites.

Quayle (AZ)


Would amend Section 401(a) of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to include Fusion Centers and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) to help coordinate intelligence gathering with Federal land management agencies to stem the flow of drug smuggling on public lands.

Rogers, Mike (MI)


LATE Would strike sections 401 and 403 to ensure compliance with House Rules relating to provisions regarding appropriated funds.

Thompson, Mike (CA)


Would require the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress how the Intelligence Community can improve the methods by which subcontractors are granted security clearances and notified of classified contracting opportunities within the federal government.

Thompson, Mike (CA), Heck (NV)


Would direct the National Reconnaissance Office to establish and implement a program to utilize, train and deploy SCI cleared undergraduate and graduate students from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) areas of study.