Both the House and Senate were in town yesterday as the 114th Congress edges towards a close (the House is scheduled to meet again on Monday). There were a surprising 73 bills introduced yesterday; nearly all of which will never see any sort of action in Congress. There was one bill that may, however, be of potential interest to readers of this blog:
HR 6480 To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes. Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22]
This is the third attempt by Nunes to get an intelligence authorization bill to the President. The previous two (HR 5077 and HR 6393) have passed the House but did not make it to the Senate floor for consideration. It took the House less than a minute to consider and approve this bill yesterday. It will be interesting to see if it is taken up in the Senate today.
The language of the bill is not yet available, but I suspect that the port security intelligence report provision is still in the bill.