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0000000 ____ Approved For Release 2000/08/27 : CIA-RDP75B0038OR000600160008-5 4-uly 31, 1973 CONGRESSIONAL $ECURD -- Hor rsF place in as diverse places as Iran, Guata- mala, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile and vari- ILITARY PROCURN I AUTHOR, q Mr. H.EBERT. Mr. peal r I move that the House resolve. itself, into the Committee of the W11ole House on the State of the Union for the further con- sideration of the bill (H.R. 9286) to au- thorize appropriations during the fiscal year 1974 for procurement of aircraft, missiles, naval vessels, tracked combat vehicles, torpedoes, and other weapons, and research, development, test and evaluation for the Armed Forces, and to prescribe the authorized personnel strength for each active' duty compo- nent and of the Selected Reserve of each Reserve component of the Armed Forces, and the military training student loads, and for other purposes. The SPEAKER. The question Is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Louisiana. The motion was agreed to. IN THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Accordingly, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the fur- ther consideration of the bill H.R. 9286, with Mr. RosTENKOWSKI in the chair. The Clerk read the title of the bill. The CHAIRMAN. When the commit- tee rose on yesterday, it had agreed that title 1, ending on page 3, line 6 of the bill, would be considered as read and open to amendment at any point. Are there any amendments to be pro- posed to title 1? Mr. REUSS. Mr. Chairman, I move to strike the last word. Mr. Chairman, I had intended to offer at this point an amendment to the bill H.R. 9286, which amendment was set forth in this morning's RECORD at page H6900 and following. It would have pro- vided that the Central Intelligence Agency must stay out of internal security functions, and that it :must stay out of paramilitary foreign operations. The amendment is directed at certain practices which have been with us for some time. In-the case of internal secu- rity functions, we have the recent revela- tions that the CIA is supplying burglary equipment. In the case of paramilitary foreign Operations as opposed to the col- lection, coordination, and dissemination of intelligence, operations have taken eus countries in Indochina. The amendment would have simply provided that the acts of 1947 and 1949, the basic Central Intelligence Agency legislation, meant what they said I have had an opportunity to discuss my views and the amendment both with the dis- tinguished chairman of the committee, the gentleman from Louisiana (Mr. HEaERT) and the distinguished chair- man of the subcommittee most concerned with the CIA, Mr. NEDZI. I believe that the general views which I have expressed are shared by those leaders. I am well aware that the subcom- mittee concerned has been conducting hearings in depth on this problem. It is my understanding that it is the intention of the distingiushed gentleman from Michigan (Mr. NEDZI), the chairman of the Cubcommittee, that immediately after the recess it will start upon the task of evolving substantive legislation which will go to the two problems I have mentioned; the unauthorized foreign operations, and the unauthorized inter- nal security conduct of the Central In- telligency Agency. May I ask the gentleman from Michigan whether my understanding is substantially correct? Mr. NEDZI. Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield to me? Mr. REUSS. I yield to the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. NEDZI). Mr. NEDZI. Mr. Chairman, I would be very pleased to confirm what the gen- tleman from Wisconsin has said. There is unanimity that the National Security Act of 1947 should be amended. There is unanimity on the part of the sub- committee, and it is the intention of the chairman, as well as the full subcom- mittee, to get together immediately fol- lowing the recess with specific legislation amending the Security Act of 1947. At the present time, it is anticipated that the amendments and suggestions proposed by the gentleman from Wiscon- sin may be considered: Indeed, the chair- man himself has a number of sugges- tions which are going to be incorporated into the substantive changes. . Mr. REUSS. I am delighted to hear what the gentleman from Michigan just said. W. HEBERT. Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield? REUSS. I yield to the distin- guiied chairman of the committee. 4r. IIBERT. Mr..Chairman, I would express my deep appreciation to the gentleman in the well for his under- standing and cooperation in this area. I assure the gentleman the chairman of the subcommittee, Mr. NEDZI, has been conducting a very excellent investigation in depth of the situation, and it will be brought to the attention of the gentle- m&13 at the appropriate time. pressing my amendment at this time. I am confident that substantially similar substantive legislation will be forthcom- ing. Of course, I pledge my best efforts to help in its enactment. Mr. NEDZI. Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield? Mr. REUSS. I yield to the gentleman from Michigan. Mr. NEDZI. I should like to express the appreciation of the subcommittee for the gentleman's understanding and co- operation in this matter. I assure him that the. subcommittee indeed will co- operate with him. Mr. REUSS. I thank the gentleman. fror>4- Louisiana. ... ... ,~..~, Approved For ReleasQ W i oW% jR000600160008-5 (JNCLASSM(bed For Rf F,L~ /08/27: CIA-RDP75E 0 38 MH$bNTI&A11108-5 ^ SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) FROM: EXTENSION NO. Legislative Counsel 6136 DATE 1 August 1973 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) Attached pages from the ressional Record of 31 J Con l g u y 2. 1973 are floor comments by epresentative:Nedzi and Rep- 3 resentative Reuss on Reuss amendment to Military Procure- ent Authorization Act to limit 4. activities of CIA. Reuss withdrew his amendment when Nedzi assured h im the Armed Services Sub- 5. committee, immediately after he recess, will propose revision 6. of the National Security Act of 1947 to define the role of the gency and limitations on its 7? domestic activities. 8. p 9. Assistant Legi 1tive Counsel tt 10. . 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Approved For Release 2000/08 27 : CIA RDP75E3 0380R000600160008-5 FORM 61 O USE PREVIOUS SECRET CONFIDENTIAL INTERNAL UNCLASSIFIED 3-62 EDITIONS ^ ^ ^ USE ONLY ^