THE DAILY WHIP: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

For Immediate Release:

September 9, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
H.Res. 391 will be considered and passed by unanimous consent during the first and only series of votes today. Any Members who wish to speak on H.Res. 391 are encouraged to speak during special orders following votes. **Members are advised that there will be a moment of silence honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks during the only vote series of the day.
 
H.R. 1892 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Rep. Rogers (MI) – Intelligence) (One Hour of Debate) This bill authorizes classified amounts of money in FY 2012 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities. For questions on the bill, contact the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to arrange Member access to the classified annex.
 
The Rule was adopted yesterday, and it provides for consideration of 9 amendments, with 10 minutes of debate equally divided between the offeror and an opponent. The Rule also provides en bloc authority to the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The amendments made in order are as follows:
 
Rogers (MI) Manager’s Amendment.  Would make various modifications and technical corrections, including: striking section 307 concerning amendments to provisions requiring certain information be provided to Congress prior to transfer of detainees so as to maintain the process in current law; striking section 309 concerning a requirement that the DNI provide certain State Department documents related to detainees; clarifying that decisions made pursuant to the authority in section 310 may not be delegated to an official below the level of the service acquisition executive for the agency concerned; striking section 421, which requires confirmation of the Director of the National Security Agency.
Wolf Amendment. Would create a “Team B” -- a counterterrorism competitive analysis council of outside experts -- to continuously advise the Director of National Intelligence and the Congress on how best to revise plans, operations, concepts, organizations, and capabilities across the intelligence community in response to the evolving threat of terrorism and domestic radicalization.
Hinchey Amendment. 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.
Cuellar Amendment #3. Would direct each agency that deals with classified documents to report to Congress within 1 year potential security risks associated with the acquisition of computer hardware. The report would include 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.
Holt Amendment. Would direct the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress not more than 180 days after enactment a National Intelligence Estimate on the impact of the recent revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East on the security of the State of Israel.
Hunter Amendment. Would require the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense to establish a coordinated strategy utilizing all available personnel and assets for intelligence collection and analysis to identify and counter network activity and operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan relating to the development and use of improvised explosive devices.
Carney Amendment. Would express the sense of Congress that railway transportation security has been and must continue to be a priority of the intelligence community in infrastructure threat assessment, namely through the coordination of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis.
Cuellar Amendment #4. Would require the National Security Strategy Report to include, cost saving mechanisms, and methods to streamline national defense, and homeland security intelligence capabilities
Keating Amendment. Would include sense of Congress language to encourage the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to integrate the intelligence-sharing capabilities of fusion centers and leverage participation from all intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies to prevent acts of terrorism against the United States in a manner consistent with the Constitution.
 
Bill Text for H.R. 1892:
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Background for H.R. 1892:

H.Res. 391 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001, on the 10th Anniversary of that date (Reps. Cantor/Pelosi – Oversight and Government Reform) (Subject to Unanimous Consent)

 
The Daily Quote
“House Majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced Thursday that House Republicans will ‘embark upon an agenda that is squarely focused on job creation to try and get this economy going again…Cantor acknowledged Wednesday that the GOP had a singular focus on slashing government spending in the first eight months of its majority in the chamber…”
 
-     The Hill, 9/8/11