Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3082 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors
Listed in Alphabetical Order
July 09, 2009  12:38PM

Bean (IL)/
Hodes (NH)

#7

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.

Buyer (IN)

#20

Would provide advance appropriations for FY 2011 for the Medical and Prosthetic Research and Information Technology Systems accounts.

Buyer (IN)

#21

Would transfer $3,500,000 from the VA’s Medical Support and Compliance account to the General Operating Expenses account to increase the funding for the VA-US Paralympic Sports Program.

Capito (WV)

#17

Revised Would increase funding for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims by $1,000,000, subsequently increasing the funding for veterans’ free legal services by $1,000,000. The offset would be produced by reducing the Office of Inspector General Account. 

Cohen (TN)

#22

Would increase by $1,000,000 funds to the Title II Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Medical services account. In turn, the amendment would decrease by $1,000,000 funds to the Title II Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, General Operating Expenses account.

Conaway (TX)/
Bean (IL)

#2

Would express the sense of the House of Representatives that any reduction in the amount appropriated by this Act achieved as a result of amendments adopted by the House should be dedicated to deficit reduction.

Edwards, Chet (TX)

#18

Would reduce the two year funding available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the Medical Services Account.

Filner (CA)

#15

Would authorize a demonstration project at four Department Regional Offices to provide a temporary rate of 30 percent for any disability compensation claim pending longer than 120 days until such claim is adjudicated.

Filner (CA)/Langevin (RI)

#16

Revised Would increase the level of funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of National Veterans’ Sports Programs and Special Events by $3,500,000. Would decrease funding for the VA’s Medical Support and Compliance account by $3,500,000.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#11

Would prohibit funding for all of the member-requested earmarks for military construction projects.

Garrett (NJ)

#8

Would increase funding for the Grants for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries account by $4,000,000 and decrease funding for the Grants for Construction, Minor Projects account by $4,000,000.

Gingrey (GA)

#4

Would prohibit funds in this bill from being used to carry out activities of a labor organization pursuant to subsections (a) and (c) of 5 U.S.C. section 7131 (allowing the use of civilian federal employee paid work time for union activities).

Gingrey (GA)

#5

Would express the sense of Congress to ensure that the MilCon/VA Bill is a stand alone measure, so that no unrelated funding can be attached to the MilCon/ VA Bill.

Gohmert (TX)

#9

Would direct the Secretary of the military department concerned, in the case of funeral honors for a veteran that are provided by a detail consisting solely of members of veterans organizations or other related organizations, to support the provision of such funeral honors through a daily stipend to each detail participant.

Gohmert (TX)

#10

Would prohibit any federal funds from being provided to a state, city, county, or other political subdivision thereof if the Secretary of Defense determines that such state or political subdivision prohibits or unreasonably restricts, through zoning requirements more restrictive than those imposed on most small businesses in that jurisdiction, the ability of the Armed Forces to establish and operate a military recruiting office.

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

#24

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

Hensarling (TX)

#25

Would strike $2,330,000 for a Marine Mammal Surgical Center at Point Loma Naval Base and increase the Veterans Health Administration- Medical Services account by a commensurate amount.

Hensarling (TX)

#26

Would strike $2,330,000 for a Marine Mammal Surgical Center at Point Loma Naval Base and increase the Veterans Health Administration- Medical Facilities account by a commensurate amount.

Hensarling (TX)

#27

Would strike $2,330,000 for a Marine Mammal Surgical Center at Point Loma Naval Base and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

King, Steve (IA)

#12

Would prohibit any funds in the Act from being used to employ illegal workers as defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Mack (FL)

#14

Would strip all Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions from the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010.

McCaul (TX)

#6

Would prohibit any funds in the bill from being spent on programs or projects named after current Members of Congress.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#23

Would prohibit the use of funds in this bill for the use of 'enhanced use leases' at the three original National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Soldier's Home Branches) established before 1868.

Paulsen (MN)

#3

Would provide that no funds may be used to create a nationalized or single-payer health care system that would decrease the health care services available to veterans or otherwise diminish the unique identity and role of the health care provided to veterans.

Sessions (TX)

#19

Would require, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress a report detailing the current and planned use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Such report shall include the number of veterans being treated with HBOT, the types of conditions being treated with HBOT and their respective success rates, and the current inventory of hyperbaric chambers.

Sestak (PA)

#1

Would make restrict funding made available in the bill to be use to construct a building in which the construction begins after the date of enactment of this Act, in which the estimated construction costs for the building exceed $1,000,000, in which more than 50 percent of the construction costs for the building are to be paid with Federal funds, or unless consideration is given during the design phase regarding the life-cycle cost.

Terry (NE)

#13

Would prohibit the use of funds appropriated under the Act until the VA has issued rules related to recommendations made in an August, 2008 report entitled, "Evaluation of the VA Burial Benefits Program."

Wamp (TN)

#30

Would prohibit use of funds to carry out military construction projects on Guam related to the relocation of marines from Okinawa to Guam.

Wamp (TN)

#31

Would prohibits use of funds in the Act from being used to implement, administer or enforce wage rates on Guam pursuant to any revisions made to such rates after January 1, 2009.

Wamp (TN)

#32

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to provide FY 2011 pre-decisional budget information to any agency outside of the Executive Branch prior to the President's FY 2011 budget submission.

Waters (CA)

#28

Would give priority to homeless woman veterans and veterans with children under the Guaranteed Transitional Housing Loans for Homeless Veterans Program Account.

Waters (CA)

#29

Would give priority to recently returning and qualified veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom under the Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund.