Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for The Energy and Water Appropriations Act, FY2010

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Listed in Alphabetical Order

July 10, 2009  5:28PM

Arcuri (NY)/
Michaud (ME)/
Hodes (NH)/
Welch (VT)/
Pingree (ME)

#2

Withdrawn Would reduce funding for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Expenses Account by $2.5 million, reduce funding for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Water and Related Resources Account by $7 million, and increase funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission by $9.5 million.

Barton (TX)

#99

Directs Department of Energy funds to Yucca Mountain.

Bean (IL)

#30

Would instruct all executive departments and independent agencies receiving grant funds to track undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts, and report the results to OMB.

Berkley (NV)

#16

Withdrawn Would prohibit funding from being used to administer the Department of Energy's "Yucca Mountain Youth Zone" website.

Blackburn (TN)

#3

Would make an across-the-board cut of 5% to all funding accounts in the bill.

Blackburn (TN)

#4

Would reduce the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $1 million and increase the Appalachian Regional Commission account by $1 million.

Boren (OK)

#39

Revised Would reduce and then increase by $5 million, funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The intent is to direct the money from the Vehicle Technologies, Fuels Technologies account to Natural Gas Vehicle Research Development and Demonstration.

Boren (OK)

#40

Would reduce and then increase by $10 million funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The intent is to direct the money to vehicle technologies deployment to support Clean Cities activities.

Boren (OK)/
Broun (GA)

#44

Would prohibit funds made available in the Act from being used to limit the use of ammunition and fishing tackle containing lead on lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Boren (OK)/
Broun (GA)

#45

Would prohibit funds made available in the Act from being used to limit the use of ammunition and fishing tackle containing lead on lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation.

Broun (GA)

#67

Would reduce the amount of discretionary funding in the bill by $7,125,390,000, the amount awarded to the Department of Energy as of July 3, 2009.

Broun (GA)

#69

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to acquire private lands through the Federal condemnation process.

Broun (GA)

#70

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to fund Presidential Rank Award payments for Distinguished Executive or Meritorious Executive award recipients.

Broun (GA)

#71

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to restrict or limit the use of lead bullets, lead-containing ammunition, and lead fishing tackle on lands under administrative jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior for the Central Utah Project, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Broun (GA)

#72

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to restrict or limit the use of lead bullets, lead-containing ammunition, and lead fishing tackle on lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior for the Central Utah Project.

Broun (GA)

#73

Would reduce the amount appropriated or otherwise available under this Act by 0.5 percent.

Broun (GA)

#95

Would reduce the Department of Energy funds by $86,000,000 to FY 2009 level.

Broun (GA)

#96

Would increase the Construction account of the United States Army Corps of Engineers by $171,000,000, offset by a reduction of $171,000,000 to the Office of Science. This would reduce funding for the Office of Science to the FY09 level.

Broun (GA)

#97

Would reduce funding for smart grid research and development under the heading “Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability” by $62,900,000.

Broun (GA)

#98

Under the heading ‘‘Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability’’, not more than $32,900,000 shall be available for smart grid research and development. This would limit funding for smart grid research to FY09 level.

Brown-Waite (FL)

#52

Revised Would reduce funding for energy efficient building research by 5% and redirect that sum to the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative.

Campbell (CA)

#8

Would strike the $1,000,000 earmark for the Institute for Environmental Stewardship and reduce the overall cost of the bill by $1,000,000.

Campbell (CA)

#9

Would strike the $1,000,000 earmark for the Housatonic River Net-Zero Energy Building and reduce the overall cost of the bill by $1,000,000.

Campbell (CA)

#10

Would strike the $500,000 earmark for the South Jersey Wind Turbines project and reduce the overall cost of the bill by an equal amount.

Cao (LA)

#12

Withdrawn Would reduce funding by $15,000 for Department of Energy receptions and ceremonial activities.

Cao (LA)

#13

Would increase funding by $3 million to the Army Corps of Engineers for its coastal preservation, ecosystem management and beneficial use projects, and reduce by funding by $3 million for the Office Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).

Cao (LA)

#14

Would reduce the time between preparation of reports and submissions to Congress from 90 days to 60 days.

Cardoza (CA)/
Costa (CA)

#92

Revised Would facilitate water transfers within the Central Valley Project and also transfers from outside the Central Valley Project.

Carnahan (MO)/
Polis (CO)

#34

Withdrawn Would reduce funding by $35 million and then increase by the same, with the intention of displaying support for the Secretary of Energy in the D.O.E.'s establishment of an Energy Innovation Research Hub dedicated to research and development of energy efficient buildings technology.

Cassidy (LA)

#27

Would strike section 310 of the bill. Section 310. Wage Rate Requirements.

Conaway (TX)/
Bean (IL)

#21

Would insert a sense of the House that any funds cut by an adopted amendment to the bill should be directed to deficit reduction.

Connolly (VA)

#20

Revised Would provide $7 million for the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration program run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enhance water quality and fisheries productivity in the bay, offset by a reduction in funding for the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves.

Costa (CA)/
Cardoza (CA)

#93

Would increase funding for the California Bay-Delta Restoration Program by $10 million and decreases funding for the Bureau of Reclamation Office of the Commissioner by $10 million.

Cuellar (TX)

#32

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to purchase light bulbs unless they have the "Energy Star" or "Federal Energy Management Program" designation.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#75

Would strike $1.5 million in funding for the "Maret Center" and reduce the overall cost of the bill.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#76

Would strike $1 million in funding for the “Running Springs Retreat Center Solar Upgrade” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#77

Would strike $1 million in funding for the “Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#78

Would strike $500,000 in funding for “Ethanol from Agriculture” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#79

Would strike $2 million in funding for the “Fort Mason Center Pier 2 Project” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#80

Would strike $500,000 in funding for the "Prototyping and Development of Commercial Nano-crystalline Thin Film Silicon for Photovoltaic Manufacturing" and reduce the overall cost of the bill.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#81

Would strike $450,000 in funding for the “Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#82

Would strike $500,000 in funding for the “Henderson, Solar Energy Project” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#83

Would strike $600,000 in funding for the “Green Roof Demonstration Project” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#84

Would strike $300,000 in funding for “Whitworth University Stem Equipment” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#85

Would strike $1.6 million in funding for “The Boston Architectural College’s Urban Sustainable Initiative” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#86

Would strike $1.5 million in funding for the "Today's Leaders for a Sustainable Tomorrow: A Sustainable Energy Program" and reduce the overall cost of the bill.

Hall, John (NY)

#24

Would prohibit the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from relicensing a nuclear power plant that has had one or more major leaks in buried pipes that are part of the plant's safety system during the last calendar year.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

#33

Would increase by $115,717,000 funding for D.O.E. Defense Environmental Cleanup, offset by a reduction in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

#47

Would prohibit the use of funds made available under the bill from being used to decrease hydropower generated at Federal dams and reservoirs that serves as "backup" for other renewable energies, such as wind and solar.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

#48

2nd Revised Would make available $5 million from the Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources account to begin installing hydroelectric facilities identified in a report authorized under the Energy and Policy Act of 2005 at Bureau of Reclamation dams.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

#49

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to give grants to enter into cooperative agreements with non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that have sued the agency issuing the grant or entering into the cooperative agreement. This authority would apply to the Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Power Marketing Administrations.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

#50

Would prohibit funds made available under the Act from being used to reduce hydropower generation at federal dams if that reduction would result in increased carbon emissions from other energy sources.

Heinrich (NM)

#31

Revised Would allow national security laboratories to dedicate an additional 2% (total of 8%) of each labs' annual budget to Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD). LDRD allows laboratories to pursue high-risk, high-reward research and develop innovative technologies to support energy and homeland security priorities.

Hensarling (TX)

#57

Would reduce Appropriations under the Act by $100,000,000, funding the bill at last year's enacted level.

Hensarling (TX)

#58

Would strike $500,000 for the Energy Conservation and Efficiency Upgrade of HVAC project in New York and reduce the overall cost of the bill.

Hensarling (TX)

#59

Would strike $6.22 million for the Pier 36 removal project in California and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Hensarling (TX)

#60

Would strike $2 million for the Ohio River Greenway Public Access in Indiana and reduce the overall cost of the bill.

Hensarling (TX)/Conaway (TX)/Gingrey (GA)/Blackburn (TN)

#61

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to enforce section 526 of the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Hensarling (TX)

#62

Would strike $500,000 for the Automated Remote Electric and Water Meters in South River project and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Hensarling (TX)

#63

Would strike $500,000 for the Hospital Lighting Retrofit project in Illinois and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

Israel(NY)/Larson, John(CT)/Dent (PA)/Massa(NY)/Inglis(SC)/Doyle(PA)

#100

Would restore by $45 Million funding provided for the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies program, including the Market Transformation Program, Hydrogen Research-Fuels Research and Development, the Enabling Activities Program, Hydrogen Infrastructure, and Fuel Cell Manufacturing Research.

Jordan (OH)

#19

Would reduce funding in the bill by $2.42 billion in order to reflect FY2008 spending levels.

King, Steve (IA)

#53

Would prohibit funds from being used by the Army Corps of Engineers to implement a "spring rise" on the Missouri River.

King, Steve (IA)

#54

Would block funds used by the Army Corp of Engineers to implement a “spring rise” on the Missouri River until the Army Corp of Engineers provides data that a spring "rise" or "pulse" on the Missouri River causes the Pallid Sturgeon to spawn.

King, Steve (IA)

#55

Would insert a sense of Congress that nuclear energy should be considered to be renewable energy for the purposes of any renewable portfolio standard.

King, Steve (IA)

#56

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to employ workers as defined in section 274A(h)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Kingston (GA)

#11

Would require entities contracting with the federal government to use the e-verify program as a condition for receiving government funds.

Kingston(GA)/Deal(GA)/Gingrey(GA)/Marshall (GA)/Scott (GA)/Lewis (GA)/Johnson (GA)

#64

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to calculate the critical yield of Federal projects within the ACF - ACT river basins before the development of updated water control plans for the basins.

Kissell, Larry (NC)

#37

Would prohibit any funds in the bill from being used to purchase passenger motor vehicles unless they are purchased from Ford, GM, or Chrysler.

Klein, Ron (FL)

#66

Would add $1.8 million to the Regulatory account for the Army Corps of Engineers to help address the chronic backlog of project applications awaiting permit, offset by cutting the Policy and Administration account of the Bureau of Reclamation to the FY2009 levels.

Mack (FL)

#35

Would strip all Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions from the bill.

Mack (FL)

#36

Would strike section 310 of the bill, which adds Davis-Bacon requirements to the bill.

McCaul (TX)

#15

Would prohibit any funds appropriated in the bill from being used to fund a program or project named for an individual serving as a Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.

McClintock (CA)

#46

Would delay implementation of the FY2009 fee increase in land-use fees until March 1, 2010, and FERC has gone through the “notice and comment” rulemaking process.

McMorris Rodgers (WA)

#5

Withdrawn Would prohibit funds from being used to terminate the generation of hydropower at any hydropower facility.

McMorris Rodgers (WA)

#6

Withdrawn Would prohibit funds from being used by the Department of Energy to terminate the generation of hydropower at any hydropower facility.

Melancon (LA)

#74

Would end the re-evaluation of the project known as Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System, LA.

Miller, Candice (MI)

#68

Would increase the Water Power Program in Energy and Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $10 million, its FY2009 enacted level, offset by a reduction in funds to the D.O.E.'s departmental Administration by the same amount.

Murphy, Christopher (CT)

#25

Revised Would re-activate and extend two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydroelectric property licenses to operate dams located in Canton, Connecticut, and Avon, Connecticut, and transfer them to the Town of Canton for operation as municipal renewable power generation.

Neugebauer (TX)

#28

Would increase by $76 million funding for Nuclear Waste Disposal, offset by eliminating the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Neugebauer (TX)

#29

Would increase by $76 million, funding for D.O.E. nuclear energy activities, offset by eliminating the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Nunes (CA)

#41

Would prohibit the restriction of operation of the Central Valley Project pursuant to the Dec. 15, 2008 Biological Opinion issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the June 4, 2009 Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The prohibition extends for two years.

Nunes (CA)

#42

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to implement the Dec. 15, 2008 Biological Opinion issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the June 4, 2009 Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Nunes (CA)

#43

Would prohibit the restriction of operation of the Central valley Project pursuant to the Dec. 15, 2008 Biological Opinion issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the June 4, 2009 Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Pastor (AZ)

#23

Revised Would reduce the appropriation for the Corps of Engineers, Expenses by $9 million.

Paulsen (MN)

#51

Would prohibit funds from being used to collect funds for Nuclear Waste Fund if the President does not first publish in the Federal Register a notice certifying Yucca is the selected and permanently designated site for the development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.

Price, Tom (GA)

#17

Would reduce funding in for the Energy Department by $100 million.

Price, Tom (GA)/
Wittman (VA)

#18

Would reduce appropriations in the bill by $333 million.

Putnam (FL)/Wasserman Schultz (FL)

#7

Would require the Secretary of the Army, within six months after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to Congress a report on the economic and environmental impacts of pythons and other invasive constrictor snake species in the Florida Everglades, including with respect to Everglades restoration.

Scalise (LA)

#101

Would direct the Corps of Engineers to use appropriated funds to implement the most technically advantageous and more effective option for flood control and risk reduction in the New Orleans area.

Schock (IL)

#87

Would prevent funds from being used to terminate the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

Schock (IL)

#88

Revised Would increase funding for Nuclear Waste Disposal by $80 million, offset by a $1.5 million cut to Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), $1.5 million cut to Central Utah Project Completion Account, $1.8 million cut to Department of the Interior Policy and Administration, $23.573 million cut to Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $11.263 million cut to Energy Information Administration, $17.041 million cut to Department of Energy Departmental Administration, and a $24.6 million cut to FERC Salaries and Expenses.

Scott, Bobby (VA)

#89

Withdrawn Would reduce the Weapons Activity Account of Title III by $10 million and increase the Science Account of Title III by the same amount to fund the 12 GeV continuous electron beam facility upgrade at Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, Virginia.

Scott, Bobby (VA)

#90

Withdrawn Would reduce the Departmental Administration Account of Title III by $10,000,000 and increases the Science Account of Title III by $10,000,000 to fund the 12 GeV continuous electron beam facility upgrade at Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, Virginia at the President’s requested level of $22,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2010.

Scott, Bobby (VA)

#91

Withdrawn Would reduce the administrative funding level of the Office of Nuclear Physics by $10,000,000 and increases funding for the 12 GeV continuous electron beam facility upgrade at Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, Virginia by $10,000,000 to the President’s requested level of $22,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2010.

Cassidy (LA)/
Sessions (TX)

#1

Would strike Section 102 which prohibits the use of Energy and Water Development funds for the implementation of any pending or future competitive sourcing actions under OMB Circular A-76 or High Performing Organizations for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Smith, Adam (WA)

#38

Would insert a sense of the House that the Army Corps of Engineers should act swiftly to repair the Howard Hanson Dam in King County, Washington and take all possible precautions and measures to protect citizens, towns, and cities along the lower Green River from flooding due to the dam's restricted water level.

Terry (NE)

#65

Would require the Department of Energy to report to Congress on the progress of the Advanced Vehicles Program (Sec. 136 of EISA, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007) and update the Energy and Commerce Committee on the current status of applications under review, highlighting why no applications for small businesses or small loan amounts of less than $50,000,000 have been approved to date. Would block funding for this program (Sec. 136) until such reports are provided.

Terry (NE)

#102

Would provide $70 million for the Department of Energy's Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative, offset by reducing funding for the Office of Science by the same amount.

Tiahrt (KS)

#103

Would prohibit the use of funds for the salaries or expenses of personnel who obligate funds under Title IV of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5).

Upton (MI)

#22

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to delay or terminate construction or permitting of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Upton (MI)

#94

Would direct the Secretary of Energy to provide a report to Congress on the implementation of the Clean Energy and Security Act.

Wamp (TN)/Davis (TN)

#26

Revised Would reduce and then increase by $14 million, funding for Army Corps of Engineers Construction. The intent is to transfer the money from Olmsted Locks and Dam to Chickamauga Lock.