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H.R. 3476: Prevention and Oversight of Intelligence Sharing with Enemies Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3476

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 25, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Himes) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

A BILL

To express the sense of Congress that section 502 of the National Security Act of 1947, together with other intelligence community authorities, obligate an element of the intelligence community to submit to the congressional intelligence committees written notification, by not later than 7 days after becoming aware, that an individual in the executive branch has disclosed covered classified information to an official of an adversary foreign government using methods other than established intelligence channels, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prevention and Oversight of Intelligence Sharing with Enemies Act or the POISE Act.

2.

Sense of Congress on notifications of certain disclosures of classified information

(a)

Findings

Congress finds that section 502 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3092) requires elements of the intelligence community to keep the congressional intelligence committees fully and currently informed about all intelligence activities of the United States, and to furnish to the congressional intelligence committees any information or material concerning intelligence activities which is requested by either of the congressional intelligence committees in order to carry out its authorized responsibilities..

(b)

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1)

section 502 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3092), together with other intelligence community authorities, obligate an element of the intelligence community to submit to the congressional intelligence committees written notification, by not later than 7 days after becoming aware, that an individual in the executive branch has disclosed covered classified information to an official of an adversary foreign government using methods other than established intelligence channels; and

(2)

each such notification should include—

(A)

the date and place of the disclosure of classified information covered by the notification;

(B)

a description of such classified information;

(C)

identification of the individual who made such disclosure and the individual to whom such disclosure was made; and

(D)

a summary of the circumstances of such disclosure.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Adversary foreign government

The term adversary foreign government means the government of any of the following foreign countries:

(A)

North Korea.

(B)

Iran.

(C)

China.

(D)

Russia.

(E)

Cuba.

(2)

Covered classified information

The term covered classified information means classified information that was—

(A)

collected by an element of the intelligence community; or

(B)

provided by the intelligence service or military of a foreign country to an element of the intelligence community.

(3)

Established intelligence channels

The term established intelligence channels means methods to exchange intelligence to coordinate foreign intelligence relationships, as established pursuant to law by the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director of the National Security Agency, or other head of an element of the intelligence community.

(4)

Individual in the executive branch

The term individual in the executive branch means any officer or employee of the executive branch, including individuals—

(A)

occupying a position specified in article II of the Constitution;

(B)

appointed to a position by an individual described in subparagraph (A); or

(C)

serving in the civil service or the senior executive service (or similar service for senior executives of particular departments or agencies).