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HR 2596 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 - National Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (247-178) - (Key vote)
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Title: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain appropriations for intelligence-related activities for fiscal year 2016.

  • Authorizes appropriations for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities to certain agencies, including, but not limited to, the following agencies (Sec. 101):
    • To the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI);
    • To the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA);
    • To the Department of Defense;
    • To the National Security Agency (NSA); and
    • To the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Requires the DNI to submit certain reports to Congress no later than 180 days after the enactment of this bill, including the following reports (Secs. 344 & 345):
    • A report on the terrorist use of social media; and
    • A report on the counterterrorism strategy to “disrupt, dismantle, and defeat” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qaeda, and their affiliates.
  • Prohibits funds appropriated by the provisions of this bill from being used to transfer or release an individual detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the United States or a combat zone (Sec. 323).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016


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