Congressional Record: August 4, 2007 (House)
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                  Amendment No. 4 Offered by Mr. Issa

  Mr. ISSA. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment.
  The CHAIRMAN. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Amendment No. 4 offered by Mr. Issa:
       At the end of the bill (before the short title) insert the 
     following new section:
       Sec. __. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used to disclose to the public the aggregate amount of 
     funds appropriated by Congress for the National Intelligence 
     Program (as defined in in section 3(6) of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(6))) for a fiscal year.

  The CHAIRMAN. Pursuant to the order of the House of today, the 
gentleman from California (Mr. Issa) and a Member opposed each will 
control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from California.
  Mr. ISSA. Mr. Chairman, I won't need 5 minutes.
  Mr. MURTHA. Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. ISSA. I yield to the gentleman from Pennsylvania.
  Mr. MURTHA. We will accept the amendment.
  Mr. ISSA. Mr. Chairman, I can take ``yes'' for an answer. Thank you 
both very much.
  The Issa amendment simply prevents the Intelligence portion of the 
DOD Appropriations bill to be made public.
  The budget total for the National Intelligence Program is now 
authorized to be made public in a provision that was included in the 
conference report to H.R. 1.
  No amendments were allowed during the Conference to fix this problem. 
The original House-passed version of H.R. 1 did not include this 
  With so many threats to our Nation's security, it makes no sense to 
disclose vital information to our enemies.
  Traditionally, this number has remained classified for good reason.
  Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The CHAIRMAN. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from California (Mr. Issa).
  The amendment was agreed to.