[Congressional Record: July 9, 2007 (Senate)]
[Page S8789]


  Mr. ROCKEFELLER. Mr. President, in January the Senate took an 
important step toward improving congressional accountability by passing 
the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act as part of S. 1. 
One of the key provisions of this legislation attempts to shine light 
on the process by which Members request the inclusion of specific 
projects in legislation--in other words, earmarks.
  That provision includes a requirement that each Senate committee make 
public all congressional earmarks included in bills reported by the 
committee. We normally think of earmarks as part of the appropriations 
process, but the requirement in S. 1 applies to all bills and makes it 
clear that the term ``congressional earmark'' includes language 
authorizing funds, not just appropriations language. The legislation 
includes a specific requirement to disclose earmarks contained in 
classified portions of reports ``to the extent practicable, consistent 
with the need to protect national security.''
  With that in mind, I rise today to formally describe for the Senate 
the earmarks included in S. 1538, the Intelligence Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2008, a bill reported by the Senate Select Committee on 
Intelligence on May 31, 2007. This information was not included 
specifically in the bill or report because we were wrestling with what, 
if anything, in the bill and classified annex met the definition of an 
earmark. The definition included in S. 1 is subject to some 
  Taking an expansive view of the definition, Vice Chairman Bond and I 
identified three items that seem to fit. I ask to have a list of those 
earmarks printed in the Record.
  There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in 
the Record, as follows:

Congressional Earmarks Included in the Classified Annex Accompanying S. 
     1538, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

       A provision adding $200,000 to the office of the Director 
     of National Intelligence for an Intelligence Training Program 
     run by the Kennedy School of Government. This program was 
     started in fiscal year 2007 but the President did not request 
     funding for it for fiscal year 2008. The provision was added 
     at the request of Senator Rockefeller.
       A provision adding $4,500,000 to the Naval Oceanographic 
     Command. This provision was added at the request of Senator 
       A provision directing the expenditure of $5,000,000 for a 
     classified effort with the National Reconnaissance Office's 
     GEOINT/SIGINT Integrated Ground Development Engineering and 
     Management Expenditure Center. This provision was added at 
     the request of Senator Rockefeller.
       S. 1538 contains no limited tax benefits or limited tariff 
     benefits, as defined in Section 103 of S. 1.