105th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 753 To require a separate, unclassified statement of the aggregate amount of budget outlays for intelligence activities. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 13, 1997 Mr. Conyers (for himself, Mr. Miller of California, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Bonior, Mr. Farr of California, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Stark, Ms. Rivers, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Filner, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Nadler, Ms. McKinney, Mr. Watt of North Carolina, Mr. Yates, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Olver, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Pastor, and Ms. Velazquez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require a separate, unclassified statement of the aggregate amount of budget outlays for intelligence activities. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Intelligence Budget Accountability Act of 1997". SEC. 2. PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this Act to require the publication of the aggregate intelligence budget figure to provide a more thorough accounting of Government expenditures as required by article I, section 9, clause 7 of the Constitution. SEC. 3. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that-- (1) article I, section 9, clause 7 of the Constitution states that "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time."; (2) during the Cold War the United States did not provide to the American people a "regular Statement and Account of the . . . Expenditures" for intelligence activities; (3) the failure to provide to the American people a statement of the total amount of expenditures on intelligence activities prevents them from participating in an informed, democratic decision concerning the appropriate level for such expenditures; and (4) the Report of the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community recommended the disclosure of "the total amount of money appropriated for intelligence activities during the current fiscal year and the total amount being requested for the next fiscal year". SEC. 4. ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF INTELLIGENCE EXPENDITURES FOR THE PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR. Section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(31) a separate, unclassified statement of the appropriations and proposed appropriations for the current fiscal year, and the amount of appropriations requested for the fiscal year for which the budget is submitted, for national and tactical intelligence activities, including activities carried out under the budget of the Department of Defense to collect, analyze, produce, disseminate, or support the collection of intelligence."