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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2419 - FY 1986 Intelligence Authorization Act

July 15, 1985

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

Revised
(House Rules)
(Rep. Hamilton (D) Indiana)

The Administration supports the modified closed rule request of Rep. Hamilton and will seek to change H. R. 2419 in Conference to (1) modify section 104 to conform with the Administration's proposal because the provision unduly restricts the DCI's authority to adjust personnel ceilings in response to various contingencies; (2) delete section 401, which requires congressional notification for intelligence—related expenditures in excess of authorized amounts and the transfer of certain defense articles because it restricts Presidential flexibility; and (3) delete section 402, which requires a counterintelligence vulnerability report, because this provision lacks adequate specificity and requires the report to be produced in an unrealistically short time. In addition, the Administration will seek in Conference to restore certain program reductions to conform to Administration requests.

APP Note: Original document provided by Samuel Kernell, UC San Diego.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2419 - FY 1986 Intelligence Authorization Act Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326947