On July 30, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA28) introduced the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R.7856). The Act requires a report on how to prevent nuclear proliferation in the Middle East and avoid a nuclear arms race between Iran and Saudi Arabia, in addition to reports evaluating any efforts on behalf of Saudi Arabia to develop a nuclear program or promote terrorism. It halts information sharing with Saudi Arabia due to the Saudi government’s role in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and calls for reports on Saudi human rights abuses in Yemen, specifically evaluating if U.S. weapons have been used to commit these violations. The Act also calls for an intelligence report about potential campaigns by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, or Qatar to influence U.S. politics and policymakers. The Act was referred to the House Committee on Intelligence.
- Rep. Schiff (D-CA28) Introduced the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R.7856)