Mr. MOAKLEY. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 254 and ask for its immediate consideration.
The Clerk read the resolution, as follows:
Resolved, That any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule XXIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 2748) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1990 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, for the Intelligence Community Staff, for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes, and the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. After general debate, which shall be confined to the bill and which shall not exceed one hour, to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule by titles instead of by sections and each title shall be considered as having been read. All points of order against the bill for failure to comply with the provisions of sections 302(c) and 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended (Public Law 93-344, as amended by Public Law 99-177), and with the provisions of clause 5(a) of rule XXI are hereby waived. The amendments printed in section 2 of this resolution shall be considered as having been adopted and shall become original text for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule. At the conclusion of the 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, and 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.
Sec. 2. On page 3, line 8, strike `prepared by the Committee on Conference' and insert in lieu thereof, `, as amended on September 27, 1989, by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence'.
On page 11, after line 2, insert the following:
`Sec. 402. Section 17, of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 (50 U.S.C. 403q) is amended by striking the first period in subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof `and listing the title or subject of each inspection, investigation or audit conducted during the reporting period.', and by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:
`(f) Any report of an inspection, investigation, or audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General which has been requested by either committee.'.
On page 13, line 7, strike `School' and insert in lieu thereof `College'; and on page 13, line 14, strike everything through line 17 and redesignate subsections (c) and (d) accordingly.
On page 18, after line 16, add the following:
`Sec. 704. Not later than April 1, 1990, the President shall submit to Congress a report describing how intelligence activities relating to narcotics trafficking can be integrated, including corrdinating the collection and analysis of intelligence informantion, ensuring the dissemination of relevant intelligence information to officials with responsibility for narcotics policy and to agencies to the United States Government responsible for interdiction, eradication, law enforcement, and other counternarcotics activities, and coordinating and controlling all counternarcotics intelligence activities.'.
The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Torricelli). The gentleman from Massachusetts [Mr. Moakley] is recognized for 1 hour.
Mr. MOAKLEY. Mr. Speaker, for the purpose of debate only, I yield 30 minutes to the gentleman from Tennessese [Mr. Quillen], pending which I yield myself such time as I may consume.
(Mr. MOAKLEY asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. MOAKLEY. Mr. Speaker, House Resolution 254 is an open rule providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 2748, the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 1990. The rule provides for 1 hour of general debate, to be equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Intelligence.
In addition, the rule provides that the bill is to be read for amendment by title, instead of by section, and that each title will be considered as having been read.
Mr. Speaker, House Resolution 254 waives points of order against two specified sections of the Congressional Budget Act against consideration of the bill. Section 302(c) and section 302(f).
Section 302(f) of the Budget Act prohibits consideration of a committee's legislation providing new budget authority, new spending authority, or new credit authority until that committee has filed its section 302(b) report.
Section 302(f) of the Budget Act prohibits consideration of any measure which, if enacted, would cause a committee to exceed its appropriate allocation of new budget authority made pursuant to section 302(b) of the Budget Act.
Mr. Speaker, section 305 of the bill creates new entitlement authority by adjusting the pension benefits for certain CIA civilian service employee's.
Since the Select Committee on Intelligence has not yet filed its section 302(b) report for fiscal year 1990 and it did not receive allocation of new entitlement authority for fiscal year 1990 the consideration of this bill would violate section 302(c) and section 302(f) of the Budget Act.
The rules also waives points of order against the bill for failure to comply with the provisions of clause 5(a) of rule 21, which prohibits appropriations in a legislative bill. Mr. Speaker, section 401 of the bill authorizes the Central Intelligence Agency to obtain commercial remote sensing data by whatever means they deem appropriate.
Because this section would exempt the CIA from a provision in law that requires all Federal agencies to procure commercial remote sensing data from the defense mapping fund, and allows the CIA to spend previously appropriated funds, a waiver is necessary.
Mr. Speaker, the rule further provides that the amendments that are printed in section 2 of this rule shall be considered as having been adopted and shall become original text for the purpose of amendment.
Finally, Mr. Speaker, the rule provides for one motion to recommit.
Mr. Speaker, H.R. 2748 authorizes a classified level of funding in fiscal year 1990 for the purpose of intelligence and intelligence related activities. Programs that deal with personnel and funding levels are also classified, the actual amounts for the programs are contained in the classified schedule of authorizations, which has been made available for members since September, 21 in the Intelligence Committee offices.
Mr. Speaker, included in the bill are unclassified provisions dealing with administrative and personnel matters for the intelligence community. For instance section 601 permits all employees of the FBI's New York City field office to receive a cost of living increase of between 20 percent and 25 percent to compensate for the high cost of living in New York City.
Section 704 requires the President to submit a report by April 1, 1990, setting forth his plan to integrate and coordinate intelligence activities on international drug trafficking.
Finally, Mr. Speaker, section 104 of the bill provides that no funds may be obligated to support military or paramilitary operations of the Nicaraguan Contras, the bill also continues the ban on the use of funds form the CIA contingency reserve to aid or support the military or paramilitary activities of the Contras.
Mr. Speaker, this bill, which was subject to extensive hearings deals with complicated matters that are vital to our national security. The ability to address these matters in a fair and timely manner requires assistance and cooperation from both sides of the aisle. The chairman, Mr. Beilenson and the ranking minority member, Mr. Hyde, are to be commended for their efforts in bringing this bill to the floor.
I urge my colleagues to adopt House Resolution 254 and allow the House to proceed to the consideration of this important piece of legislation.
Mr. QUILLEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
(Mr. QUILLEN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. QUILLEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman of the Committee on Rules, the able gentleman from Massachusetts [Mr. Moakley] for yielding time to me. I compliment him for the fine job he does as chairman.
Mr. Speaker, I would also like to commend the Chairman and the ranking Republican member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the gentleman from California [Mr. Beilenson] and the gentleman from Illinois [Mr. Hyde] for their leading role in putting this bill together.
The work of our intelligence agencies is important to this Nation in many ways that most Americans never know. When they do things right, which is most of the time, we hear very little about them. If something goes wrong, then we hear a lot about that. Capable intelligence agencies are important to the welfare of this Nation in a dangerous world.
At the time of the Rules Committee meeting on this bill the administration provided a policy statement stating that they would oppose the bill unless three specified sections are deleted. The open rule reported by the Rules Committee will allow amendments to be offered to remove the problem provisions.
Let me note that at the time of the Rules Committee meeting the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, the gentleman from Minnesota [Mr. Frenzel] notified the Rules Committee that a majority of the Republican members of the Budget Committee did not support the waiver of two sections of the Budget Act. The majority of the Rules Committee, following the recommendation of the majority side of the Budget Committee, however, did include the budget waivers in this rule. The waivers protect new entitlement authority estimated to be less than $1 million in fiscal year 1990.
The details and specific dollar amounts authorized for many programs covered by this bill are included in a classified report on this bill. The classified annex is available to all Members of the House.
I urge adoption of the rule so that the House can get down to the debate on the measure.
Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
Mr. MOAKLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Traficant].
Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate having this time yielded to me.
Mr. Speaker, I plan to offer a `Buy American' amendment to the intelligence authorization bill. I was trying to call around and get some more specific information. I was told that all this business is clasified, but I can assure the Members that pencils, paper, cars, and other procurement items really should be given some American preference.
I will not take up any more time. I do appreciate this time, and I ask the Members to look carefully and favorably on the `Buy American' amendment. It gives a preference to American firms for those products that are made by Americans in America with some American content.
Mr. MOAKLEY. Mr. Speaker, I have no further requests for time, and I move the previous question on the resolution.
The previous question was ordered.
The resolution was agreed to.
A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.