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H.R. 1455 (102nd): Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991

Jul 31, 1991 at 2:38 p.m. ET. On the Conference Report in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1455 (102nd) in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

The Intelligence Authorization Act was implemented in order to codify covert, clandestine operations and defines requirements for reporting such operations to the Congress. The American Constitution states, in Article 1, Section 9, that "a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time." The act was passed along with the Intelligence Oversight Act of 1980, which allowed Congress and members of the agency to be included in important decisions and operations carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency. The Intelligence Authorization Act was also an attempt to limit the authority and secrecy within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regarding foreign and domestic affairs, though its applications extends to each of the intelligence agencies, not just to the CIA.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

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Totals

All Votes D R D R I
Yea 99%
 
 
 
 
 
419
255
 
162
 
1
 
1
 
0
 
Nay 1%
 
 
 
 
 
4
3
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
1
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
 
 
10
7
 
3
 
0
 
0
 
0
 

Passed. Simple Majority Required. Source: house.gov.

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