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December 14, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 2082: Intelligence Authorization Act (Conference Report)

H.Res. 859: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2082

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 226-189

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 227-191

H.R. 2082: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

Debate, Votes - House Conferee Instruction Vote

Recommit Conference Report With Instructions
(consideration: CR H15436-15437; text: CR H15436)
Failed 205-215

On Agreeing to the Conference Report
Passed 222-199

House Advances Intelligence Bill With Ban on Harsh Interrogation Methods
The House on Thursday adopted a conference report for the fiscal 2008 intelligence authorization bill that would block the CIA from using several controversial interrogation techniques.

House Passes Bill to Ban CIA's Use of Harsh Interrogation Tactics
The House approved legislation yesterday that would bar the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, drawing an immediate veto threat from the White House and setting up another political showdown over what constitutes torture.

Dem Dilemma: Will the Majority Back Away from Its Vote to Strip Pork-Barrel Earmarks from Key Intelligence Bill?
The House Majority faces a defining moment today, when 62 of its Members will have the chance to back up a vote they cast just nine days ago to strip pork-barrel earmarks from the Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 2082) conference report and direct the funding to human intelligence. On December 4, 2007, 62 Democrats voted for a Republican motion to instruct conferees negotiating the intelligence measure to strike all earmarks in the underlying bill - including a controversial earmark requested by powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee chair Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) for the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) in his district. The motion passed 249-160.

Boehner: 51 Democrats Flip-Flop as Majority Chooses Pork Over National Security
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement opposing the FY 2008 National Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 2082) after the Majority rejected a Republican proposal to strip pork-barrel earmarks from the bill and use those funds to bolster human intelligence resources. In fact, 51 Democrats flip-flopped and rejected the proposal after voting to strike all earmarks just nine days ago.

CIA Interrogation Tapes Issue Plays Out Against Authorization Bill Vote
A Senate panel questioned the chief of the CIA on Tuesday about destroyed interrogation videotapes, an issue that will color House debate Wednesday over a conference report that would ban harsh interrogation tactics. The conference report for the fiscal 2008 intelligence authorization faces a tough fight in the Senate and a veto threat.

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