To require declassification of certain redacted information from the Joint
Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist
Attacks of September 2001 and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
JUNE 1, 2015
Mr. PAUL (for himself, Mr. WYDEN, and Mrs. GILLIBRAND)
following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence
To require declassification of certain redacted information from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001 and for other purposes.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Transparency for the
5 Families of 9/11 Victims and Survivors Act of 2015’’.
1 SEC. 2. DECLASSIFICATION AND PUBLIC RELEASE OF CER-
2 TAIN REDACTED PORTIONS OF THE JOINT IN-
3 QUIRY INTO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AC-
4 TIVITIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE TER-
5 RORIST ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 2001.
6 (a) DECLASSIFICATION AND PUBLIC RELEASE OF
7 THE JOINT INQUIRY INTO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
8 ACTIVITIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE TERRORIST AT-
9 TACKS OF SEPTEMBER 2001.—Not later than 60 days
10 after the date of the enactment of this Act and subject
11 to subsection (b), the President shall declassify and release
12 to the public the previously redacted portions of the report
13 on the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activi-
14 ties Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September
15 2001, filed in the Senate and the House of Representa-
16 tives on December 20, 2002, including all the material
17 under the heading ‘‘Part Four—Findings, Discussion and
18 Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security
20 (b) EXCEPTION FOR NAMES AND INFORMATION OF
21 INDIVIDUALS AND CERTAIN METHODOLOGIES.—Notwith-
22 standing subsection (a), the President is not required to
23 declassify and release to the public the names and identi-
24 fying information of individuals or specific methodologies
25 described in the report referred to in subsection (a) if such
26 declassification and release would result in imminent law
1 less action or compromise presently ongoing national secu-
2 rity operations.